Dominique Portet Single Vineyard Cabernet Malbec 2021

A$43.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Region/Country
Yarra Valley, Australia
Rating
96 points

Vintages

2021

Description

The Cabernet is classic Yarra Valley - medium-bodied and elegant, exuding red berry fruits like raspberries and plums and makes up 91% of the blend. The 9% Malbec also shows bright red fruits while adding a savoury, Australian garrigue character and pleasant complexity to the wine.

The wine spent 22 days on skins, followed by 14 months in French oak - 30% new - adding support and some texture without overpowering the fruit and freshness. With an extensive family history in Bordeaux, it’s no wonder Dominique Portet has such a deft touch with this style of wines.

Cabernet dominant, with a nice touch of Malbec, this wine is bright and definitively medium-bodied. Tart red berries on the nose, while on the palate more of the same, in a fresh frame. There is a real elegant charm to this wine, from a single-vineyard on their Coldstream estate, this wine is supple and bright, not to mention simply exceptional value for money all things considered.

Ratings

Score
96 points
Reviewer
James Halliday
Review

A wine of finesse

Score
94 points
Reviewer
Gary Walsh
Review

Red fruits, boysenberry, a little dusty spice and tobacco, rosy perfume. Medium-bodied, redcurrant and fresh red fruits, a little hazelnut and dried herb/blonde tobacco, fresh, light fine grained but present tannin, quiet perfume, restrained, long and lively. Brightly lit. Classic feel here, and very good it is too.

Specifications

Closure
Screw cap
Serving Temp.
14-18 °C
Alcohol
13.5%
Cellar until
Now - 2033
Food pairing
Leaner Red Meats and Lighter Dark Meat such as Turkey and Pork

Tasting Profile

Palate
A bright fruit-driven Yarra Cabernet with a dash of Malbec, that hands-down, is amongst the best value for money wines going round.

Dominique Portet Single Vineyard Cabernet Malbec 2021

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