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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The Yelverton Reserve, Margaret River 2009

The Yelverton Reserve, Margaret River 2009
Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores:  RJ 18 PM 17 AR 16.5
Big savoury nose, quite meaty with green pepper. Round, fleshy, smooth palate that’s savoury, rich, lingering and full of layered fruit which has combined well with the oak. Nice succulence and bright freshness in a distinctly food-friendly style.
Price £12.99 Laithwaites
Drink 2012–2025
Alc 14%

Judges: Roger Jones, Pierre Mansour and Anthony Rose