Stella Bella - Suckfizzle Cabernet Sauvignon 2012Elegant And Balanced
The nose is initially dark and brooding but opening up with a red cherry and raspberry lift. Savoury hints of bayleaf and thyme with a certain saltiness from theSouthern Ocean. The background expression of mocha and vanillin from selected Tronçais French oak barrels integrates well with the bright fruit flavours.
Medium to full bodied in the mouth, with a persistence of flavour . This wine’s classic powdery, brick dust tannins are supple and intense, providing a silky, linear transition from the front to the back of the palate, finishing with a salivating acidity. This vintage with more fruit from the vineyard’s younger block showing in the abundance of red fruit carrying through on to the palate. Finely balanced and elegant with a beautiful, easy weight.