Posts Tagged: Cabernet Blend

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2005 Robertson of Clare “Max V”. Clare Valley. 13.5%

Blend of the 5 classic Bordeaux varieties with 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13.5% Malbec, 10.5% Merlot, 5.5% Cabernet Franc, 4.5% Petit Verdot.     What drew me to this wine 5 years ago was a huge 18/20 score and very positive comments

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2005 Robertson of Clare “Max V”. Clare Valley. 13.5%

Blend of the 5 classic Bordeaux varieties with 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13.5% Malbec, 10.5% Merlot, 5.5% Cabernet Franc, 4.5% Petit Verdot.     What drew me to this wine 5 years ago was a huge 18/20 score and very positive comments

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2009 Vasse Felix Heytesbury. Margaret River. 14.5%

  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

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2009 Vasse Felix Heytesbury. Margaret River. 14.5%

  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

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2004 Yarra Yering. Dry Red No.1. Yarra Valley. 13%

Classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Intense Cassis and sweet fruited blackcurrants. Beautiful length. Elegant and stunning. Pretty, floral notes with a nice menthol lift. Hints of chocolate and tobacco. Fresh bright acids that get’s

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2004 Yarra Yering. Dry Red No.1. Yarra Valley. 13%

Classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Intense Cassis and sweet fruited blackcurrants. Beautiful length. Elegant and stunning. Pretty, floral notes with a nice menthol lift. Hints of chocolate and tobacco. Fresh bright acids that get’s

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2004 Voyager Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot. Margaret River. 14.2%

Pleasing mature flavours of beetroot, leather in the background and lashings of blackcurrants, plums and trademark Margaret River Eucalypt. It straddles the border of a young wine, maturing nicely. A very good, sublime wine. My records indicate I bought this

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2004 Voyager Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot. Margaret River. 14.2%

Pleasing mature flavours of beetroot, leather in the background and lashings of blackcurrants, plums and trademark Margaret River Eucalypt. It straddles the border of a young wine, maturing nicely. A very good, sublime wine. My records indicate I bought this

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2007 Paritua “Red” vineyards. Hawkes Bay. NZ. 13.5%

Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec Was chatting the other day with someone who said they never had a cabernet from New Zealand. Was thinking about that when I pulled this from the cellar the next day. Very

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2007 Paritua “Red” vineyards. Hawkes Bay. NZ. 13.5%

Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec Was chatting the other day with someone who said they never had a cabernet from New Zealand. Was thinking about that when I pulled this from the cellar the next day. Very

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2010 Mas de Daumas Gassac. Languedoc, France.

A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 4% Pinot Noir, 3% Syrah. Deep broody wine. There’s Iodine, graphite and a slight earthiness. Drying tannins and a smattering of Herbs de Provence. Brimming with blackberry, blueberry and

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2010 Mas de Daumas Gassac. Languedoc, France.

A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 4% Pinot Noir, 3% Syrah. Deep broody wine. There’s Iodine, graphite and a slight earthiness. Drying tannins and a smattering of Herbs de Provence. Brimming with blackberry, blueberry and