2018 'Clémentine' Cabernet Malbec Merlot
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Petit Verdot
- Cabernet Franc
2018 Woodlands Brook 'Clémentine 'is very dark, very deep, and very powerful.
The colour is galaxy-deep crimson. The nose impresses with primary characters of violet, allspice, clove, cinnamon, anise and black olive. Notes of cigar box and leather brood in the background.
The palate enters with a impressive array of dark fruits - particularly blackberry and black currant. This is indeed “some serious stuff” with intensity of fruit matched by rich ripe tannins. Dusted cacao and roasted almonds linger, reinforcing the dry finish.
Hold until at least 2024, but best enjoyed from 2028 to 2033.
Match this wine with lamb shank on a bed of lentil stew.
Or with mushroom soup with well-buttered piece of toasted sourdough bread.
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