Yalumba The Cigar Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Smoky and leathery on the nose – brooding and dark with a berry sweetness welling up from the depths of the glass. In the palate the blackcurrant / cassis hums a deep bass tone with cedary oak in harmony; wonderfully fine yet firm tannins; touches of eucalypt and berry fruit sweetness on the lingering finish with a burst of acidity that will ensure this wine will mature beautifully. From Yalumba's Menzies vineyard in the Coonawarra, the wine is named for the shape of the limestone ridge in the terra rossa soils. Jane recommends crumbed Frenched lamb cutlets with mint jelly for us kiwis.