d'Arenberg High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
from McLaren Vale, Australia
As a young wine, the cabernet sauvignon from d'Arenberg's High Trellis paddock has a dense crimson red color with purple tinges. The High Trellis has a typical young cabernet sauvignon attack on the nose; lifted mint and capsicum cabernet edges above a rich, ripe blackberry, plum and liquorice base.
On the tongue, mouth filling sweet blackberries, plums and blackcurrant flavors are highlighted by the rich, strong mid palate. Mulberry-like fruit continues from the mid palate balanced by finely structured and firm fruit and oak tannin on the typically long, fresh young tangy finish.
The hallmarks of The High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon are a soft, rich middle palate, terrific texture and a long rolling finish, all of which can reside with this wine for a number of years, even decades, as more than four decades of previous vintages have shown.
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