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Community Tasting Notes (11) Avg Score: 93.5 points

  • Appearance: Bright and clear, the wine is of deep ruby colour, with narrow garnet rims and legs.
    Nose: Clean, with medium (+) intensity aromas of black fruit of blackberry, blackcurrant and ripe dark cherries, pungent spice of black pepper, kernel notes of dark chocolate, oak notes of vanilla, animal notes of leather, maturity notes of savoury. The wine is developing.
    Palate: Dry with medium (+) acidity, the wine has high tannin of ripe and velvety texture, medium (+) alcohol, with full body and medium (+) intensity flavours of black fruit of black cherries and blackberry, dried fruit of prune, oak notes of vanilla, kernel notes of chocolate, sweet spice of clove. The wine has a medium (+) finish.
    Conclusion: Very good quality Australian Cabernet Sauvignon with an intense nose showing great complexity, with plenty of dark fruit, vanilla and chocolate, black peppery and savoury. On the palate the wine is well-balanced, with harmony on acidity, tannin and body, exhibiting good concentration of flavours and a fairly long finish. It is ready to drink now and can further develop for another 3-5 years.

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  • This ruby-hued wine offered up intense aromas of blackcurrant, black cherries, eucalyptus, dark chocolate, mint, earth, roses and cigar box. The nose has opulence. Has not developed significant aged characters such as old damp wood. Compared to the tasting in 2014 the wine has opened up. The palate is full-bodied, elegant and with loads of firm tannins. The wine is best at 20 minutes in the decanter. Drunk at 16 degrees C.Riedel Bordeaux glasses. Over the next few years, the wine should soften and develop more aged characters. Score 99

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  • A really well balanced wine with medium body and great length. The fruit (blackberry, plum, cedar, chocolate, liquorice) is perfectly ripe. The acidity is so tightly integrated that its seems to walk arm in arm with the fruit through the entire length. The tannins are fine grained and similarly bound into the experience. The wine is not youthful, but still suggests it has many years of improvement ahead. Thoroughly nice.

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  • Appearance: Bright and clear, it has deep ruby color, with purplish tinge and legs.
    Nose: Clean, with medium (+) intensity aromas of black fruit of blackcurrant and dark cherries, oak notes of vanilla and cedar, maturity notes of savory, animal notes of leather, kernel notes of milk chocolate, pungent spice of licorice. The wine is developing.
    Palate: Dry with medium (+) acidity, medium (+) tannin of ripe and silky texture, the wine has medium (+) alcohol and medium (+) body, showing medium (+) intensity flavors of black fruit of blackcurrant and dark cherries, oak notes of cedar, sweet spice of clove, kernel notes of chocolate, pungent spice of licorice. The wine has a medium (+) finish.
    Conclusion: Very good quality Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, with an intense nose showing good complexity, the wine is juicy, with nice fruity notes on the palate, elegant and well-structured. It has good concentration and a fairly long finish, and this is probably the best time to drink the vintage in my opinion, but can further develop for another 3-5 years.

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  • This huge wine is like drinking puréed juicy black cherries. It is absolutely delicious which does make up a little for the closed nose. Despite gentle coaxing in a decanter for up to 1 1/2 hours it still refused to give up more. The 2004 which I have tasted several bottles closed down at 5 years old and took some years to emerge. The 2010 is similarly starting to close down. So I suspect with a few more years this big wine will score 98 as it emerges like a bear from its cave.

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  • By John Szabo, MS
    2/26/2012, (See more on WineAlign...)

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  • By Campbell Mattinson
    8/10/2011, (See more on The WINEFRONT...)

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