Mandala Butterfly Cabernet Sauvignon 6pk 2017
*Indent order wine*
Mandala is the vision of the Smedley family of Melbourne. An estate vineyard in Yarra Junction was planted in 1999, with additional vineyards following in Dixons Creek. Specialising in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Mandala wines are high quality, elegant and exceptional value.
Mandala Butterfly Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Hand-picked in one batch from a Darwinian 20rows, in Dixon's Creek. A 12 day ferment, followed by an additional 30 days in vat, with lid closed. Then, French wood for 22 months. An ambitious approach. And judging by the quality of curranty fruit and tannic astringency-typically Yarra green bean-a good one. Judged. Poised. Plenty in store. Mid-weighted and beautifully savoury, if not angular now. I would hold this with great optimism.
Rating: 95 Points
Source: Ned Goodwin; James Halliday Wine Companion