Deep magenta in color with a nose of full intensity, the Cigar 2006 is a brooding wine showing leather, dark chocolate and high tones of cassis and jujube fruit pastilles. The palate surprises as it is not the brute the nose suggests. It is medium bodied wine with fruit flavors of dark cherries and blackberries, the tannins are silky and in harmony with the fruit to lingering finish.
Food: Roast Duck with all of the trimmings.
"The cigar is not that of RG Menzies, but the terra rossa strip in Coonawarra; has clear cut varietal character, with a medium-bodied mix of blackcurrant, earth and strongly savoury tannins."
Australian Wine Companion
"An earthy cabernet completely saturated with black fruit and dark, gravelly tannin, this has a rich, gamey finish that brings roast squab to mind. But for a hint of cassis and red spice, most everything about it is black-from the color to the scent of iodine, black mushroom and earth. This is complete rather than hyperconcentrated, mature but still tight enough to age for several years."
Wine & Spirits