I must admit I was not sure what to expect from this offering from Lidl a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Barossa Valley Australia but with a recommendation from Brian Elliot’s Midweek Wines website I knew I was probably on safe ground and as it turned out it was a very enjoyable bottle of wine.
This is not a heavy tannic Cabernet although it still has a hefty 14% alcohol content but it definitely doesn’t feel like it. It’s bright and has some lively acidity to complement the fruit which is mainly blackcurrants, raspberries and red plums. there is a hint of cedar wood and the tannins are slightly chewy but by no means overpowering. Lighter in style it may be but none the less enjoyable and probably good value for money even being one of the more expensive bottles in store.
Got a drop left over to try 24 hours later to see how it fares, will add a comment to the bottom of this post and let you know how it was but for now it remains a nice enough drink with or without food, I had mine with a roast beef and it paired pretty well.
Duck Point Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Lidl £9.99
** Update – revisited this the next day and if anything it had improved slightly, no sign of degrading , settled down a bit and softened, all finished now, enjoyed it without being anything too special but hey ! it’s only £9.99.