2019 Poppelvej Panacea Cabernet Blend
Poppelvej (pronounced 'Pop-ell-vee') is a small winery based in McLaren Vale started by Danish sommelier-turned-winemaker, Uffe Deichmann and his brother Jens. The name Poppelvej translates to 'the street of the poplar trees', a homage to their family property of the same name.
The Panacea is made from 85% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Paeroa vineyard and 15% Cabernet Franc from the Sommerville Vineyard, both in McLaren Vale.
Great drinking, with lots of deep, ripe fruit flavours, a touch of oak and a vibrant pop of Cabernet Franc blue fruit and violets.
This is definitely a Cabernet blend you can enjoy right away or cellar in the medium term.