Inky dark in color with a lovely varietal red cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with lovely rich bold red cherries coming through. This is definitely more of a fruit forward cab. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice dryness, smooth tannins and acidity. The LCBO refer to it as full bodied and smooth and I think that’s pretty accurate. They also mention min in the tasting notes, I don’t get that. I would give it an 88+. A few still left around the province.
from the LCBO web site:
Barossa Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 — VINTAGES#: 493551
STYLE – Full-bodied & Smooth
Barossa Valley Estate is committed to producing only three wines – Shiraz, GSM and this Cabernet Sauvignon – all reds and all reflective of what they believe to be the very best that the Barossa Valley region has to offer. The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon offers eucalyptus and mint with roasted red pepper, cassis and black fruit with bramble and savoury undertones. Ripe, round, long and youthful. (Vintages panel, Oct. 2016) $18.75
Release Date:August 5, 2017
Alcohol/Vol 14.3% Made in: South Australia, Australia By: Delegat Limited Sugar Content: 3 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style:Full-bodied & Smooth