Coonawarra and Margaret River Cabernet: panel tasting results (2013)

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An impressive tasting to say the least, with our judges seduced by Western elegance, particularly in the younger wines, as well as by savoury, mature Cabernets from South Australia. See the top 49 wines including 7 Outstanding Australian Cabernets here...
Australian Cabernet, Coonawarra Cabernet, Margaret River Cabernet, Aussie Cabs,
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Yalumba, The Menzies, Coonawarra 2005

Yalumba, The Menzies, Coonawarra 2005
Decanter average score: 17.75pts/20 (92/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: RJ 18 PM 18 AR 17
Intense and inviting nose, then a lovely mouthfeel of rich, ripe, wild berries and lots of wild herbs. An intense, red brick flavour comes through with a dry mineral undertone. Powerful and satisfying.
Price £26.99 Berry Bros & Rudd, Darts Farm, General Wine Co
Drink 2012–2050
Alc 14.5%

Judges: Roger Jones, Pierre Mansour and Anthony Rose