Region: Yarra Valley, VIC
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
An inadvertent field blend of approximately 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Petit Verdot all mixed together at planting time in 1998 on the Homestead Vineyard. Laying just below the steep Christmas Hills range to the west of Yarra Glen, the expansive easterly aspect and protection of the hills to the west allow the wines to be expressive and full flavoured but with a restraint and subtlety that other areas of the Yarra Valley floor don’t afford.
Bright clear red, the 2019 Cabaret has incredible energy and focus. Such a delicate and filigreed fragrance. Detailed red fruits, pomegranate blossom, red currant, cranberry, currant leaf and raspberry. The palate is bright, brisk and sapid. The sweet and piquant fruits soar, underpinned by a gentle brush of tannin and fresh acidity. Great length and a precise definition of character.