D’Arenberg The High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon, McLaren Vale 2012 $18
This has richness and length of palate, showing lots of fresh blackberry fruit and a kiss of oak, the intense flavour backed by abundant fine tannins. It’s still youthful and firm but has plenty of flesh on the bones. Great value. (Screwcap; 14.3 per cent alcohol). Score: 90 ★★★★ – view on huonhooke.com
Aging: Drink up to 17 years.
Food: Beef casserole.
Stockists: Vintage Blue, Sydney; Boccaccio Cellars, Melbourne.
Ranked #8 of 29 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon tasted from McLaren Vale
Price Benchmark: $34.79 Avg 90pt 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon tasted from Australia