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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Sandalford, Prendiville Reserve, Margaret River 2009

Sandalford, Prendiville Reserve, Margaret River 2009
Decanter average score: 17.5pts/20 (91/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: RJ 18.5 PM 16.5 AR 17.5
Smoky, tobacco nose, showing some discreet evolution. Accessible succulence of tannin, blueberries and hints of delicate cassis and some wild flowers. Modern, flashy and impressive with lovely roasted lamb juices on the finish.
Price N/A UK
Drink 2012–2030
Alc 14.5%

Judges: Roger Jones, Pierre Mansour and Anthony Rose