This vintage of Castelli Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon shows an amazing consistency of site terroir. The wine has a purity of classic Cabernet aromas of sweet blackberries with some overlaid mocha and dark chocolate nuances. The palate is medium to full bodied and the fine layered tannins form a solid core that is perfectly balanced with the fruit flavour and oak. A small addition of Malbec to the wine gives some suppleness and flesh to the mid palate and rounded support to the tannin backbone. This powerfully structured, well balanced wine will age well over the next 10-15 years.