05 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon ($85) ☺☺☺☺

In contrast to the 07 Silver Oak this one is starting to show signs of what it holds for the future. It is beautifully structured and has complex aromas on opening the bottle of chocolate, vanilla and blackcurrant fruit. Decanted and left for two hours it opened up beautifully with aromas of cedar, cinnamon and black cherries. On the palate it was balanced, the tannins were still evident but velvety and the long finish make this a very enjoyable wine. I am sure though it will be even better next year !

© John Holmes 2014