Teeling Single Grain, 46%
Price: $45 ● Issue: Spring 2017 ● Reviewer: Jonny McCormick
Soft berry fruits and roasted spices, draped in the wine flavors of the California Cabernet Sauvignon barrique. The flavors start softly, with rhubarb, apple, blackberry fruit, and Brazil nut before a spice steamroller rattles through, jettisoning licorice and star anise over cooked fruits. The reverberations of the spices continue through a dry finish. With the grain as a canvas, the wine's colors work particularly well here.