Angus The Bull Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
“Angus The Bull Cabernet Sauvignon has been more or less the same price for its entire 10-year history. This 2012 release is a watermark release in that it’s the first to be made solely from Central Victorian grapes; it’s usually made from grapes grown in a wide variety of south-eastern Australian regions. The Bull has come home.
Whether it’s the grape sourcing, the year or the winemaking I’m not sure, but this is the most accomplished release of The Bull to date. It doesn’t just have grunt, it has elegance. It tastes of boysenberry, blackcurrant, bay leaves and dark olives and it lingers appreciably through the finish. Tannin is fine but unobtrusive. Balance is to a tee. It’s made to be consumed young but this will hold/develop well over the medium term if you so desire.”
Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, www.winefront.com.au, 4 April 2014