The 2016 'Samantha’s' Cabernet Sauvignon is absolutely stunning. It instantly begins with an impressive dark inky color, followed by extremely expressive aromatics of ripe blackberries and cassis woven together with graphite, fresh violets, earthy minerals, along with underlying mocha and smoke nuances all emerging from the glass. On the palate this possesses wonderful full-bodied richness, yet demonstrates remarkable overall balance and poise. It goes on to impress with its remarkable depth and concentration, as layers of fresh ripe dark fruits continue to build and expand on to the long supple finish. Complex, pure and totally harmonious, this utterly fascinating Cabernet from Rudd is already outstanding, yet should go on to flourish as it evolves over the course of the next two decades.
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