2012 Giant Steps Harry's Monster Cabernet Blend

2012 Giant Steps Harry's Monster Cabernet Blend

Region:Yarra Valley , VIC

Style:Full Bodied

Producer:Giant Steps

Quick Overview

Giant Steps is rapidly becoming one of the Yarra’s premier labels, and this Cabernet blend of theirs is just a special wine. 96 points from James Halliday and one of the region’s best!


RRP $55.00

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Cabernet blends are the hidden gem of the Yarra Valley and Giant Steps’ ‘Harry’s Monster’ is one of the region’s premier interpretations.

Giant Steps is rapidly becoming one of the Yarra’s premier labels. Hailing from the iconic Sexton Vineyard and named after the imaginary (or is it…) monster that owner Phil Sexton’s son Harry claimed lived there, this wine has always been a favourite of mine.

The blend is of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot, with each grape contributing to the overall picture. As ever with blends of this nature balance is the key, and this is just all class.

It received 96 points from James Halliday who described it as “A great example of a style the Yarra valley should by rights make more of.”

Delicious, special occasion Yarra Valley Cabernet that’s great either now or over the next 20 years. Wonderful wine.

What It Tastes Like

The nose is warming and inviting, with a powerful perfume of cassis, currants, violets and mixed spices. The palate explodes with wave after wave of flavour. All sorts of berries and dark fruits are supported by high quality oak and assertive but integrated tannins. Dusty, earthy notes on the finish, which \seems to go on forever. High quality stuff.

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Giant Steps winemaker Steve Flamsteed