The Ellis Wines Signature Label Cabernet Sauvignon is inky black in colour, the nose showed aromas of earthy notes, black olives, blackcurrant & blackberries.
The palate starts with red fruit, taking a walk through a strawberry and raspberry patch then evolving into flavours of intense blackberry and dark plums only to cycle back to tangy raspberries again. Tannins present as slightly chalky which works well with the overall texture on the palate. Richer flavours develop with a slightly tangy finish this works really well with food, the finish is dry and balanced.
Overall it’s a really easy drinking Cabernet that works well with slightly fatty dishes (hard cheeses, charcuterie, lamb).
It’s nice to enjoy a cool climate Cabernet from a non-traditional region