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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Celestial Bay, Margaret River 2010

Celestial Bay, Margaret River 2010
Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: RJ 18 PM 17.5 AR 16.5
Black cherry undertones and some sweet tobacco pipe smoke. Lovely sweet berry fruit backed by ripe tannins. Great powerful texture, soft vanilla oak and a delicate toasty aftertaste.
Price N/A UK
Drink 2013–2017
Alc 14.5%

Judges: Roger Jones, Pierre Mansour and Anthony Rose