Source: The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 22nd Mar 2022 (RP-89)
When I poured this bottle of 2021 Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon, I immediately thought of Prince’s song Sexy M.F., which I promptly played while I tasted this wine. I find myself as convinced by the song as I am by the wine—it has fruit appeal and juiciness, rhythm and pace, but it lacks a convincing mid-palate that drives it through the finish. Like the horn section in the song, it has some interest, but not enough to get it over the line.
Drink Date: 2023 -2033
A succulent wine with aromas of lavender, cranberries and minty floral Asian spice. This is textbook Cabernet Sauvignon and highlights how well McLaren Vale is situated to growing it.
Deep dark garnet red with a black core.
Notes of redcurrant, tobacco, bay leaf, juniper, fresh earth and mulberry.
Fresh and lively through the entry with plenty of bright red fruits and energy. Tannins begin rounded and broad, then tighten through the finish providing a gentle savoury quality and considerable length. The acid profile is very bright and fresh. The palate is complimented with notes of redcurrants, mulberry, and juniper. Depth and layers are found in the form of bay leaf and dried herbs whilst the palate touches on notes of tobacco, earth and ash.