Cabernet Sauvignon is the Offspring of two similar sounding grapes following a chance crossing in the seventeenth century. Growers suspected this due to the closeness of their names and the shared characteristics with both Franc and Blanc. It’s also pretty fly (for a red wine).
All Cabernet from the Dorrien and Bethany sectors, the 2019 Offspring Cabernet Sauvignon is a vast improvement over the debut-vintage 2017. It shows varietally appropriate herbal shadings but avoids outright greenness, delivering ripe cassis and blackberry fruit. Medium to full-bodied, supple and already approachable, it's a delicious, affordable introduction to Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon, capably balancing generosity and structure.
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
Colour: Medium depth crimson with purple hues.
Aroma: Bright, juicy blueberry and blackcurrant leap out of the glass with cassis, brambly spice and a hint of chocolate.
Palate: The juicy blue fruits flow through the medium-bodied palate and mingle with brambly and sweet spices. Fine-grained tannins give the juicy fruit balance and a long and fruity finish.
Cellaring: 2020 - 2028
Tasting notes: -
| 2019 | 2018 | 2017 |