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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Stella Bella, Suckfizzle, Margaret River 2008

Stella Bella, Suckfizzle, Margaret River 2008
Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: RJ 18.5 PM 17 AR 16.5
Leafy, spiced, peppery nose, pungent and herbal. Rich and concentrated, opulent with fine tannins, cassis fruit infused with herbal undertones and hints of roasted green peppers. Meaty and spicy.
Price £33.49 Bacchanalia, Chester Beer & Wine, Constantine Stores, Corks Out, Good Wine Shop, Planet of the Grapes, Reserve Wines, Selfridges, Vinology
Drink 2012–2050
Alc 14.5%

Judges: Roger Jones, Pierre Mansour and Anthony Rose