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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Australian Cabernet, Coonawarra Cabernet, Margaret River Cabernet, Aussie Cabs,
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Brand’s Laira, The Patron, Coonawarra 2006

Brand’s Laira, The Patron, Coonawarra 2006
Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: RJ 16 PM 18 AR 18
Dark, brooding undertones of balsamic and spice. Porty on first taste, then a lovely savoury nuance comes through. Lovely, juicy, succulent texture and yet incredibly fresh. Just starting to hit its stride and will age easily. Excellent crafting in the cellar.
Price N/A UK mcwilliams.com.au
Drink 2012–2042
Alc 14.9%

Judges: Roger Jones, Pierre Mansour and Anthony Rose