Friday, 22 March 2019
Drinking Tonight - 2016 Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon, Château Ste Michelle
2016 Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon, Château Ste Michelle
Not all Cabernet but also 9% Syrah, and you could sense some violet and rubber aromas behind the dominant scents of sun warm black currant leaves, blueberry pie, lots of graphite and chrushed rocks. A cool character. Very, very good.
The taste is upfront and fine with notes of ripe red and black currants, pencil shavings, chrushed rocks and violets. Classic Cabernet flavours. Maybe a tad thin in the midrange, but for 20 Euro you get a fine drinking Cabernet for drinking now and the coming 6+ years. A tasting sample from VinUnic.
88p (tasted 2019/03)