2016 house of bricks cabernet sauvignon
2016 HOUSE OF BRICKS CABERNET
High on the hills on the western side of Orange sits the famous Cargo Road Vineyard. Just outside the cellar door there is a thirty year old dry grown Cabernet vineyard which is capable of making a truly lovely perfumed yet powerful style of Cabernet.
Drinking straight Cabernet is often like riding a pushbike down railway tracks…
You need a splash of Merlot for flesh and Petit Verdot for colour and structure.
Anyhow, I digress. The Merlot is also from Cargo Road and the Merlot vineyard is planted in such a way that it looks like a continuation of the Cabernet. The Petit Verdot is from McLaren Vale.
This is one of those lovely wines that has everything going on which will also reward a decade or more in the bottle if you choose to cellar it.
As a young wine the nose is all chocolate, blackcurrant and red berries. Over time the blackcurrant will get more pronounced and tobacco/cigar box characters will come through.