2016 Bernard's Cabernets
Deep crimson in colour
Complex bouquet of bright mulberry and blackcurrent fruits, leafy notes and cedar oak.
The palate is medium bodied, dominated by red and black currant notes, and a refreshing tobacco leaf edge. Balanced by a firm but fine tannin backbone, fresh acidity, and elegant, classic, bright red fruit characters.
Drink now or cellar for 5 to 12 years.
REVIEWS & RATINGS
4.5 Star, Tony Love, Herald Sun, 26 June - This three way blend of merlot, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon is as a Bordeaux blend. And like the west coast of France, these same varieties clearly love the coast of southern Victoria as well. Redolent with blackberry, blackcurrent/cassis and dark plum flavours and aromas, pure to the core, and juicy with just enough tannin in the finish to promise 5-10 years cellaring future.
93 points, Huon Hooke - The Real Review, 23 April 2018 - Deep, rich red colour with a good tint of purple. The bouquet is sweet berry fruited as is the palate, lush and sweetly ripe, with softness, roundness and generous flavour. A very stylish merlot blend. Lovely balance, texture and drinkability.
Cellar - 2018–2030 https://www.therealreview.com/wineries/13266/