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2008 Wolf Blass Cabernet Sauvignon Presidents Selection
- South Australia
Community Tasting Notes 7
hkm520240 wrote: (89 points)
April 10, 2014 - Pop & poured, dark inky core, very evident american oak on the nose with vanilla scent and deep black fruits. After an hour or two it shows more mix of dark & red fruits with cedar oak.
Medium+ bodied and rich mouth-feel, jammy palate exhibits dark plums, blackberries, red fruits and oak. Silky smooth with good acidity backbone. A little bit more polished, elegant and less minty/herbal than the Peter Lehmann Cabernet Sauvignon The Barossa '08 which still has a bit of rough edge. A nice and well made wine at this price point but a bit more straightforward. Chewy tannins with medium+ finish. This bottle is drinking nicely at the moment.
Harigena Likes this wine: (90 points)
March 29, 2014 - Very intense with ripe dark fruit flavors. Medium finish.
Whooah wrote: (87 points)
August 31, 2013 - nice bouquet. slightly bitter on the finish but hard to complain at 11.00
rupertg wrote: (84 points)
December 14, 2012 - Dark red, still hint of purple at the rim. Not much nose (too cold?) but big burst of fruit (cherry, plum, blackcurrant) and a hot of toasted oak, then lingering alcohol. Finish is a bit like cassis ! Simple but enjoyable.
Smahlatz wrote: (84 points)
April 10, 2012 - This is a deep dark garnet - still purple at the edges, impenetrable at the core. The nose is deep and rich - plenty of maturing aromas - leather, dark cherry, rhubarb, engine oil, cinnamon, chocolate, a little mint, alcohol sticks out slightly. On the palate, the texture is full bodied - like the engine oil detected on the nose, incredibly viscous. So viscous, it gets in the way of the flavours somewhat. Initially, it is quite oak dominated, coming through as coconut. Given some time to settle down (a few days), this eventually abates, but there is not much fruit to come through, some blueberry, cherry, maybe raspberry?, resulting in a slightly empty mid palate. Some spice - marzipan. Acid, and tannin are nicely balanced. The finish is of medium length and light intensity.
The thick texture is the standout feature of this wine, and if you like that, this is a good buy. Certainly some winemaking skills evident for the price, not sure of the quality of the base ingredients though.
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- Vintage 2008
- Type Red
- Producer Wolf Blass
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
- Designation Presidents Selection
- Vineyard n/a
- Country Australia
- Region South Australia
- SubRegion n/a
- Appellation n/a
- Pending Delivery 12 (27%)
- In Cellars 19 (42%)
- Consumed 14 (31%)