Pertaringa 'Rifle & Hunt'
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2002
McLaren Vale-Adelaide Hills 75cl
A tasty offering from South Australia from 80% McLaren Vale fruit ( corner of Rifle Range and Hunt road ) and 20% Adelaide Hills but apparently from Kuitpo only a few miles away as the crow files. A deliciously savoury style with typical capsicum and mint ..... but thankfully with enough black fruit ( cassis and black cherry ) to give that balance and some silky , voluptuous tannins and classy French oak . Yet again a great example of why 2002 was so good for South Australia, as I think in poorer vintages the green character would make this much harder work .
Published: 6 June 2005
, Author: Jamie