Mayer Cabernet 2017
Presenting the much awaited new release 2017 vintage of Timo Mayer.
Small farm producing hand crafted, single vineyard wine. Hand picking and natural winemaking processes. Unfined and unfiltered to show the true expression of the land. 2017 wines are very expressive and elegant with slinky fine tannins and are not over drying at all. This is one of the best vintages ever.
The Cabernet was one of my favourites on the night of the tasting. A 12% alc/vol and fresher more elegant style cabernet. Very rare that an attempt at this style comes off as successfully as this. Normally costs an arm and a leg and has Bordeaux written on the label somewhere if it does. Certainly it would cost a lot more than $55. Let’s just hope that judges have their wits about them when they blind taste it. Soft acids and tannins, cassis, violet and thyme leap out of the glass, soft and very fresh palate. Age a few years for early drinking or cellar carefully for 15 to 20 years. To whom it may concern, if you’re reading this cabernet not only matters, it’s more stylish than ever and back with a vengeance.