Sunday, June 28, 2009

Edgebaston Finlayson Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

2006 Edgebaston Finlayson Family Vineyards Stellenbosch 83 Points

Morello cherry red, with a slight brown / russet rim ?? quite advanced for a 2006.

Dusty, earthy, cedar and lead pencil as initial whiff, blackcurrant, touch ethereal slightly distracting, hints of new wood varnish / polish, some note of ripe red peppers adds interest.

Cabernet austerity evident, tight ripe tannin, still integrating, very tight complex structure, needing +/- 4 years to integrate, however a lingering oil pips bitterness evident, will it integrate ??

Some savoury texture adds complexity, from 2012 until 2015