Larkmead Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Deep ruby red-purple color. Striking aromatic profile: currant, cedar, earth, slate and cassis dominate with an edge of menthol and dried herb. As the wine opens floral and lead pencil notes emerge. The palate is immediately dynamic and penetrating with an energy that is unmistakably Larkmead. Pure blackcurrant and graphite minerality lead the way with notes of plum, cocoa and sweet mint. A creamy midpalate is offset by youthfully intense tannin's that absorb the wine’s viscosity and provide great thrust and focus to its finish. Lovely fresh acidity intensifies the gravelly-stony aftertaste. Decant for an hour in its first couple of years and drink between release and 2020.