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Château Potensac 2015

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Aylesbury Estate Waterfall Gully Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

From the Ferguson Valley in Western Australia, this cabernet sauvignon from Alyesbury Estate opens to aromas of pungent clove, eucalyptus and black fruits. The palate has very firm fine grained tannins, a medium body and integrated acidity. Ready to drink now and over the next few years. Rating: Good. Abv: NA. Price: $20. Website: https://www.aylesburyestate.com.au.…Continue readingAylesbury Estate Waterfall Gully Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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Aylesbury Estate The Pater Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

This wine is from Aylesbury Estate and the Ferguson Valley, north of the Margaret River. There is substantial new oak influence, with aromas of cedar and wood prominent. The palate is full bodied and has powdery (medium) tannins and a ripe fruit expression. This is a youthful wine that will benefit from short term cellaring…Continue readingAylesbury Estate The Pater Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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Rockford Rifle Range Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

The 2016 Rockford Rifle Range cabernet sauvignon is a good, if not outstanding, vintage of this wine. These are generally wines for long ageing, so it is early days yet. Tasted in March 2020, its aroma evidences new oak influence with its obvious cedar character. The palate is dry, medium bodied and has a leafy…Continue readingRockford Rifle Range Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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Balgownie Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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Château Barreyres Haut-Médoc 2014

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Covert Farms Family Estate The Bluff 2016

This is an excellent wine from Covert Farms in the Okanagan Valley in Canada. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and petit verdot and from the 2016 vintage, its style is reminiscent of a left bank cru bourgeois Bordeaux from a ripe vintage. In the glass, there are earthy, blackcurrant aromatics. The palate has…Continue readingCovert Farms Family Estate The Bluff 2016

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Mission Hill Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

This is a very good cabernet sauvignon from Mission Hill in the Okanagan Valley in Canada and the 2017 vintage. It has aromatics of spice and brooding blackcurrants. The palate has ripe and fleshy tannins and good length on the finish. This wine is enjoyable right now, but will also suit cellaring for 5 years.…Continue readingMission Hill Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

A recent extraordinary Wynns tasting has captured my interest in this producer’s wines. You can read the post here. Compared with the wines in that tasting, the 2013 Wynns Black Label cabernet sauvignon presents as remarkably forward and ready to drink. It has typical Coonawarra aromas of earth and blackcurrant. The palate has excellent length,…Continue readingWynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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Terre à Terre Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

This Terre à Terre wine is from the Crayères vineyard in Wrattonbully, north of Coonawarra. It has aromas of cedar, earth and red fruits and that Coonawarra “ferrous” character. The palate has long length and terrific balance. An impressive release, this wine can be approached now but should improve with 5 to 8 years in…Continue readingTerre à Terre Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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Wills Domain Mystic Spring Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

This is a pleasant and approachable Margaret River cabernet sauvignon from the 2018 vintage. It has an aroma of ripe cassis and its palate reminds of blackcurrant and clove. Ready to drink now. Rating: Good. Abv: 14%. Price: NA. Website: http://willsdomain.com.au. Source: Sample. Reviewed: September 2019.Continue readingWills Domain Mystic Spring Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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An extraordinary Wynns Coonawarra cabernet tasting

This was a wonderful tasting of a selection of Wynns Black Label and John Riddoch Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon wines from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, with some quite interesting conclusions.   Those conclusions were that the Black Label, for most vintages, served blind and side-by-side with the John Riddoch, provided the more compelling current…Continue readingAn extraordinary Wynns Coonawarra cabernet tasting