Wolf Blass Wines, established in the Barossa Valley in 1966, has grown from a humble tin shed to become one of the world’s most successful and awarded wineries. Wolf Blass Wines has won Australia’s most coveted trophy, the Jimmy Watson, an unprecedented four times. There is a tradition of quality, character and consistency from the refined and elite Platinum Label and the majestic and complex Black Label through to delicate Rieslings and crisp Chardonnays. Today, Wolf Blass wines are exported to more than 50 countries and are recognised internationally as icons of modern winemaking.
The 2007 Wolf Blass Yellow Label Cabernet Sauvignon is a deep red with purple hues. The nose shows fresh, blackcurrant fruit with subtle nutty oak integration and just a touch of varietal leafiness. The palate is medium to full bodied, offering dark berry fruit flavour with a touch of cassis, finishing with fine Cabernet.
Once the most popular red wine at the LCBO, the style seemed to go adrift, but it has re-energized since the 2005 vintage, with a sweet and sour tension that has become a Wolf Blass signature. Very lifted mint, blackcurrant, chocolate and herbal aromas. Medium-full bodied, intense and dry, with very good length.
Under the purplish red colour, the nose is intense and simple. Enjoy this dry, full-bodied and spicy red featuring refreshing acidity. On the palate, it showcases fleshy tannins and a full-bodied mouthfeel that leads into a long finish. A great wine eaten with a sloppy slice of lasagna (heavy on the meat, extra heavy on the marinara) or a plump medium rare filet mignon.