My records show that I opened up one almost a year ago on the 12th April 2013. This is what I thought about it then.
Blend of 46% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc, 9% Malbec
Mature ruby in colour with deep intensity.
Aromas of black olive, plums, black cherries jump out of the glass. There’s some granite like Minerality along with a eucalypt lift.
Time to taste. Inky dark fruit of sweet plums, black cherry, sprinkle of black pepper & hints of vanilla. Secondary characters creeping in, with toasty cedar, tobacco & toasted clove flavours.
After being on the bench for 2 days the wine opens up more and some dark chocolate flavours emerge.
Plenty of time ahead for this medium to full bodied wine that demands some protein to go with it.
Very happy with this wine and at the price, I think it offers great value.
Tasted 3rd April 2014
Purchased 3 years ago from Dan Murphy’s for $36