Nillumbik Estate Cracked Earth Cabernet Merlot 2010
The 2010 vintage in the Yarra Valley was warm with occasional rain helping with moisture. A long warm spell at the end of April allowed most Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to ripen fully.
The resulting wine is dark and concentrated in the glass. Strong aromas of blackcurrant and black-cherry ooze from the glass. After decanting the wine for about an hour the drying gravelly-tannins harmonise with the bramble fruits and juiciness.
Agreeable with Moroccan Lamb and sumac potatoes.