Primary blackberry with earthy, cedar oak support on the nose. Dry, medium bodied with gentle but persistent tannins. Acid is noticeable producing a youthful middle palate. Elegant, yet firm with a slightly warm, long finish. The wine comes from vines grown at 850m and adeptly demonstrating the regions cool climate.
Hoosegg Double Happy Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Orange NSW
Outstanding (Score range 95-100)
Often an internationally recognised, leading brand or winery – but not always! Produces a classic wine that is a faultless representation of the style/variety. Complexity on the nose and a seamless palate are an example of the hallmarks of an outstanding wine.
Highly Recommended (Score range 92-94)
A quality focused wine that has plenty of style. Length of palate and intensity are often key characteristics of highly recommended wines. These producers could be the ones to watch in the future.
Recommended (Score range 89-91)
An above average well-made, reflection of the style/variety, which often represents good value for money.