Strikingly bright purple in colour, the Dominique Portet Cabernet Sauvignon smells as composed and inviting as a summer pudding. Scents of redcurrants, red plum and blackberries mingle with savoury undertones of bay leaf and cedar. It’s soft and medium-bodied in the mouth, with a dusty density from tangy grape tannins. The abundant plum and berry fruit is wears a blanket of creaminess from the oak. The plush ripeness is offset by the very fresh cut of its tannins and acids, giving it a crisp and buoyant feel. It’s juicy through the finish, too, with blackberry perfume and a whisper of leaf. Vibrant, shapely and just such a pleasure to drink.