Wine Code Breaker #403

2019 Windows Estate Basket Pressed Petit Lot Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Western Australia

“One Day Like This” by Elbow, an English band, is a song that builds and lingers gloriously. Starting with piano and strings, the lyrics begin with thoughts of a dawning day. Ultimately it is a song that muses about falling in love crescendoing with a chorus that is uplifting, inspiring and reflective. Just one day like this can see you through a year or perhaps even for life. Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon can evoke such thoughts.

The 2019 Windows Estate Basket Pressed Petit Lot Cabernet Sauvignon is from Margaret River in Western Australia. In the glass it is vibrant with hues of reds and blacks that you have you drinking in the morning sun. It’s looking like a beautiful day. The nose has an array of aromas; I can only think it must be love. How could it not be with chocolate eclair like nuances mingling with blackberries, blueberries, fresh crisp snap beans and touches of bay leaves. It’s looking like a beautiful day. The palate left me stumbling over what to say. Holy cow I loved the chocolate and caramel, the dark berries, mocha and herbs. Throw those curtains wide as the powdery tannins and layering of flavours deliver an elegant wine that lingers gloriously. This is a beautiful day.


Rating: 95 pts

Closure: Screwtop

Alc: 14%

Drink: Now; 7-10 yrs

Price: $50

Tasted: October 2022

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