NEW Beautiful Cabernet from the Vale
P. B. Burgoyne McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Region: McLaren Vale, SA
The two great South Australian regions for Cabernet are McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley and the debate will go for all time as to which makes the best.
The difference in taste is mostly climatic. McLaren Vale is influenced by its coastal setting and cool evening breezes that blow in off the Gulf during the late afternoon and into the evening while the Barossa Valley being much further inland has none of this influence and is also nestled down in a partly protected valley.
With that said in masked tastings it is devilishly difficult to say which is which. It seemed appropriate to brand this discovery as P.B. Burgoyne, long time U.K importers of McLaren Vale wine who took the first commercial shipment to the U.K. in 1871. This was from the McLaren Vale winery Tintara, owned by the famous wine pioneer, A.C.Kelly.