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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Wolf Blass Wines, Gold Label, Coonawarra 2008

Wolf Blass Wines, Gold Label, Coonawarra 2008
Decanter average score: 17.5pts/20 (91/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: RJ 16 PM 18.5 AR 18
Closed nose, yet to reveal underlying spice, liqourice, cassis and mint. Elegant, deep, intense, meaty palate with lively acidity and fine, succulent, fresh tannins. Plenty of finesse and power with an intense finish. Still in its infancy.
Price £15.50 Cellar Vie, Forth Wines, Slurp
Drink 2012–2020
Alc 14.5%

Judges: Roger Jones, Pierre Mansour and Anthony Rose