Empire of Dirt Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 75cl

£18.50

"Five hogsheads made. This is bright and primary with juicy, spicy blackcurrant fruit with a zesty orange-peel edge, and a rounded, creamy character. Lively and bright, this is a vibrant expression of cool-climate Cabernet, with a bit of spicy warmth hiding under the fruit. A beautiful, expressive, and ultimately pretty smashable young wine. 92/100"

Timo Mayer and his son Rivar make these brilliant wines in Yarra Valley, the Cabernet comes from an old unirrigated vineyard, destemmed, fermented and then rested in old oak. Not fined or filtered, but a teeny tiny sprinkling of sulphur.