Yalumba The Menzies Coonawarra Cabernet

A great Menzies of well-defined fruit and enduring potential, paying tribute to exacting attention to ever finer details of production in the vineyard and winery. It’s not due to land until November, but it needs at least another five years and preferably ten to really show at its best. Right now it takes some time to unravel and declare its violet fragrance and blackcurrant, redcurrant, black cherry and blackberry flavour. A well- defined, focused palate is built on tight, tangy, compact yet deep-set fruit and wonderfully fine, firm, textural structure. $40 at Dan Murphy’s, Our Cellar, Aussie Wines, Nicks, No Frills Wine and Wine List Australia.