Hidden Label Langhorne Creek Cabernet Malbec 2016 (KHL 6233)
"the star variety in the stable", David Bicknell
The star variety in the stable, and a step up from the other Bordeaux varieties and blends. This is sourced predominately from the older planting circa '74-'88. Dark purple-red, opulent ripe black fruit, a hint of mint and leaf with matching levels of spice and toast from 18 months in 43% new oak. Tannins are fine gravel. Concentrated, dense yet composed. Should age well.
Drink by: 2035. Rating: 96/100.
Gold, Royal Sydney Wine Show 2019 (95 Points)
93 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating