Thursday, May 8, 2008

Longview Cabernet

Longview Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon
Adelaide Hills, Macclesfield, Australia

$27.99 -- Highlands, NC

Color: Deep purpley red
Nose: Blueberry
Body: Heavy
Front: Mint
Middle: Blueberry
Back: Creamy oak, tannins
Burns clean?: Yes
Cap: Cork

I can't taste any of the things the back label claims are in it, but I like it anyway. Like lots of Australian cabernets, it doesn't taste like what I think of as cabernet. but it's good stuff nonetheless, and not hot at all. Good with food, but it hasn't got the tannic backbone to stand up to really hearty fare.