69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Petit Verdot, 15% Malbec. Matured in French oak barriques for 18 months.
First whiff and you know its Margaret River Cabernet. Has that eucalypt mixed with gravel that I associate with the M.R. Cab.
Fine dusty tannins. Ripe plums, stewed rhubarb.
Juicy blackberries, cassis, dark chocolate.
Ripe and intense wine. Overflowing with flavour but has a certain restraint about it.
Was a special email offer from a group called “D’or to Door” based in South Australia. $55 by the dozen. Normally retails around $90. Looks like it could have been a cancelled US export order with the “Surgeon General” warning on the back label.
Tasted 20th May 2013