Poppelvej Panacea Cabernet Blend 2019
This is a blend of cabernet sauvignon, mostly, and cabernet franc, from two vineyards in McLaren Vale. Blend of ferments and fine tuned to create something more symphonic. Mostly old oak. Young gun winemaker of Denmark origin throwing his veil over South Australian wines.
Choc-berry scents, light though in a way, violets, bay leaf and brined olives too. Slurpy texture, creamy almost but for the crisp acidity and bright leafy-herbal notes underlying. Lovely ribbons of thick, dark chocolatey-minty tannins too. Excellent length. Brooding fruit but freshness in tow, a lavish, generous red of warmth and yet vitality. Delicious thing we have here, in its style - Mike Bennie (93 Points)