Place: Sheoak Vineyard, Margaret River – WA
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot
“Cabernet is king and long will it reign.” So said Julian and Alana Langworthy as we were standing in the Sheoak vineyard with them in February 2020. Four days and a hundred bottles later we were vigorously nodding our heads in agreement on the flight back to Melbourne.
The Sheoak vineyard makes expressive, medium-bodied, silkily structured wines. Dark-fruit flavours and high notes of cassis and warm spice frame this slightly more brooding release of the Nocturne SV. While it’s amazingly accessible on release, this wine would love three to six years’ further maturation to really make it shine.