2018 Koomilya Cabernet Touriga - McLaren Vale, SA
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This complex structure pulls you straight through the wine and settles you in the heart of the vineyard.
"Blackcurrant bon bons, cassis, black tea, mahogany, and violet. The classic Cabernet leafiness is toned and buffed by Touriga's dark florals. The dark, faintly sweet entry is delicious, the complexity immediately apparent. The tannins are taut and dusty like splitting red gum for the combustion stove and the finish has a precision, tension and length that means this was no accident, these two varieties are meant for each other, just ask the Bordelais."
Cabernet Sauvignon 76% | Touriga Nacional 24%
“These wines have strength, intensity, and glorious grape tannins, which wind the palate together, almost like a double helix. The complex structure pulls you straight through. They
illustrate what I'm hoping modern McLaren Vale wine will be, which harks back to a tradition of what it looked like in the 1960s, without all the artice of winemaking. Above all these wines look and taste, Koomilya” - Stephen Pannell
“This is exceptional, although not for the faint of heart. A mid-weighted and immensely savoury wine that is compact, portentous and so tightly bound to a ferrous orb of tannins that it makes one revel in the anticipation of the next sip. Italian of feel. Steely of resolve. Earthenware, herb, violet, biltong and a dusty swathe of dried plum and tobacco. The tannins are reminiscent of certain Wendouree cuvées or better, great Taurasi. They are a forcefield of enticement, confidence and saliva-sucking moreishness. I want to drink this whole bottle solo, so good is it. A stellar wine hailing from a spellbinding site.”
97 Points - Ned Goodwin - Wine Companion