This Cabernet Blend is another dark, rich wine in the Skillogalee tradition, with intense colour and powerful, warm aromas and flavours. The wine is full and soft with sweet, leafy fruit flavours, rich vanillin oak and firm structural tannins.
"The Age Best Wine of 2011, Jeni Port dec 2011
Best cabernet blend Clare Valley and cabernet sauvignon have always gone together; it's just the rise of shiraz caused us some temporary blindness to cabernet's charms. Skillogalee's Basket Pressed 2007 The Cabernets ($26) brings the grape (and friends cabernet franc and malbec) and the region back into focus. The scent is ripe: cut plums, chocolate, earth with a leafy overlay. The palate is firm and structured with input from assertive, fine tannins. Delicious."