Zema Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

This wine looked like the sort of wine that might open up to reveal something stunning, but never really did.  It had an aroma of licorice, chocolate and some spice – quite promising and quite typical for Coonawarra cabernet.  The palate though seemed a little thin – lacking in depth of flavour and length.  It wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t amazing, and I expected a little more.  And now having read the series of good reviews it has received, maybe the bottle, tasted in far north Queensland, had been poorly stored.  Unfortunately I can only write down what I tasted.  82 points.

Abv: 14.5%
Price: $25
Website: http://www.zema.com.au
Tasted: September 2011

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