DORMILONA Caber­net Sauvi­gnon 2014

Mar­garet River, Western Aus­tralia

GRAM - - Reviews -

In­tro­duc­ing Dormilona Caber­net Sauvi­gnon - a wine made from a blend of two bio­dy­namic and or­ganic vine­yards in Yallingup in the famed Mar­garet River re­gion.

The la­bel is pretty eye-catch­ing on this one. I thought that see­ing a bag of bones asleep un­der a tree on a front la­bel would be con­fus­ing enough.

“Is the wine so bor­ing it will put me to sleep?” I thought. Or mind the pun, but “Does it lack body?”

Suf­fice to say that af­ter a wee tast­ing, those two ques­tions were put to rest.

This medium-bod­ied wine ex­cites with an in­tensely fruity nose of rasp­berry and pome­gran­ate with el­e­ments of net­tle and choco­late on the side. The palate is vi­brant and bal­anced with very fine and gen­tle tan­nins.

In the end I was not able to work out the re­la­tion of the skele­ton to the Dormilona wine. Had it been me, I would have imag­ined a volup­tuous woman in its place to em­pha­sise the fruit­ful fleshi­ness of the wine. I sup­pose he does look poised and at peace, which about sums up how I felt af­ter a cou­ple of glasses with din­ner. Per­haps therein lies the point.

Stock­ist: McCop­pins Wine and Beer store, Fitzroy RRP: $32.00

WORDS AND PHO­TOG­RA­PHY LA DONNA DEL VINO

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