Clare Valley can experience gorgeous warm summer days. Then in the evening the temperature drops noticeably. So its more of a Continental climate, than a Mediterranean one. All this leads to ripe complex flavours, without many of the overripe characters experienced by warmer regions.
The Reillys Cabernet Sauvignon shows subtle aromas of typical Clare Valley menthol, dark berries and hints of warm spices. Generally showing fresh and airy aromas.
On the palate some lovely choc-mint, white pepper, and fresh opulent fruit which is in no way overbearing. The Reillys Cabernet Sauvignon is really quite a restrained style. All rounded out with gentle vanilla oak. Tannis are firm and grippy however. Possibly pairing with red meat (even some Clare Valley salt bush mutton) might tame them at this early stage.
Region: Clare Valley, SA
Source: Provided by producer