Classic McLaren Offers Brilliant Value
P.B. Burgoyne McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Region: McLaren Vale, SA
Recall that McLaren Vale wins more Trophies for Cabernet than is does for Shiraz.
McLaren Vale is a rare and unusual wine setting having an ocean frontage and thus a maritime climate, though with a few twists as it is far warmer than the latitude would suggest.
It is protected from the strength of the cold Great Southern Ocean by the position of Kangaroo Island and the closed nature of the Gulf St Vincent which makes it warmer than a well exposed ocean outlook such as Margaret River.
Thus the Cabernets are more generous with a chocolate depth to the flavours which is both complex and unusual. I see brilliant buying both for current drinking and cellaring with a 10 year horizon.