Alkoomi Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018 Frankland River
This is a MIGHTY fine little cabernet. Is it one of the best values in the country in the price-range? Yes.
“Alkoomi (owned by the Hallet family and made by chief winemaker Andrew Cherry) is well known for their stellar success at wine shows across the country, and this wine flies the flag for both cabernet and it’s regional expression in Frankland River. It has all the structure and fruit you could possibly hope for, with good length of flavour to boot. From the wonderful 2018 vintage. Dark cherry, blackberry pie, salted liquorice, the crackle of ozone, star anise, aniseed, fennel – this has concentration in spades. Incredible acidity and freshness – that aniseed/fennel character weaves its way in and out of the fruit. Energy and structure. Very good length. Pristine fruit. I can smell the red dirt from the roots, feel it on the palate and remember it through the finish. Yes.”