Coonawarra and Margaret River Cabernet: panel tasting results (2013)
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.
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Judges: Roger Jones, Pierre Mansour and Anthony Rose