Palladian Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
A ruby red wine with lovely crimson hues. Lifted dark cherry notes and some dark plum too. A solid dense mouthfeel but still in the elegant frame, more tannin and body this year, a more structured wine. Mid-palate juiciness will develop in time. Black and red fruits a dominant with nougat and tobacco. Some oak spice on the finish. Will need time to really show it’s best.
"Fragrant nose of cedar, mulberries, cherries, blueberries, vanilla and mint leaves. Medium- to full-bodied and well-framed, with tight-knit tannins giving it a firm and focused backbone behind the dark berry fruit. Composed and elegant. Just opening up. Vegan. Drink from 2024."
James Suckling, 95 points