Plush, fresh, oaky.
This hefty premium bottle is filled with old vine (planted in 1968) Cabernet Sauvignon (74%) and Petit Verdot (14%) and smatterings of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec. It was aged two years in mostly French oak barrels and is a limited release.
The first Garland (the 2016) was released to celebrate the winery's 50th anniversary in 2019.
It's a plush and velvety red with loads of kirsch and cassis aromas layered with licorice, vanilla, baking spices, pencil shavings, lavender soap and pipe tobacco. It's a fresh wine flavours of charred baking spices, black pepper, espresso and black chocolate, bacon fat and toasted oak. It has quite an extracted character and oak clings to the finish.
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Cellar Keepers
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Wine Scores reviewed - 2022-11-28 15:59:08.0