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...
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Parker, Coonawarra Estate, Terra Rossa, Coonawarra 2008

Parker, Coonawarra Estate, Terra Rossa, Coonawarra 2008
Decanter average score: 17.5pts/20 (91/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores:  RJ 18.5 PM 17.5 AR 16.5
Strong tobacco nose with an undertone of eucalyptus. Umami palate of honey and soy –outstanding flavour and texture. This is potent and satisfying with persistent cassis flavour. Has the structure to age.
Price £22 Australian Wine Online, Great Western Wine, Harper Wells, Imbibros, Selfridges, Wooden Wine Box Co
Drink 2012–2040
Alc 14.5%

Judges: Roger Jones, Pierre Mansour and Anthony Rose