Yesterday we tasted through our 2010 Cabernet Sauvignons. We taste every sample blind, and form an assessment of the wine based on colour, tannins, and amount of fruit.
The wines are aged differently, some in barrel, and some in tank, and all blocks are kept separately. Obviously they all taste different, but the general quality is good, and they taste similar to previous vintages – which is the most important factor.
What stands out this year is that the fruit is bright, and the wines are very soft. The colours are also very good, but not quite as deep as the 2009 Cabernets.
I am very pleased, as 2009 was a tricky year in the vineyards. Mother Nature gave us wind, rain, drought, and a horrible heat wave in a crucial ripening period. It just shows that work in the vineyards does pay off.