Wednesday, 2 January 2019
Chicken Nuggets & 2009 Estate Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon State Lane Vineyard, Kapcsándy
We have been baby sitting for almost a full day today, and I´m just saying, a three year old and a eight month baby is hard work when you´re my age....
Need something really good to go with the home made chicken nuggets with four sauces - the truffle and onion ones were the best (both kids loved the nuggets but not the sauces...)
2009 Estate Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon State Lane Vineyard, Kapcsándy
Tasted three years ago, a dream then and a dream now. The funky notes that I noticed then - and loved - had receded into a more traditional but oooh so fine and aristocratic Cabernet wine.
The nose is deep, tight and complex with notes of perfectly ripe black currants, cap gun smoke, violets, iron, fried bay leaves and a hint of orange peel. Hauntingly beautiful - again.
The taste is intense, multi layered and structured with notes of chocolate covered orange peel, violets, dried up black currant jam, graphite, sweet minerals and warm sand. The finish goes on and on and on. Very, very handsome. Will be even better in 8+ years time.
97p (tasted 2019/01)