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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Sandalford, Estate Reserve, Margaret River 2009

Sandalford, Estate Reserve, Margaret River 2009
Decanter average score: 17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: RJ 17 PM 16.5 AR 17.5
Astonishingly minty eucalyptus nose with wild berries. Full, intense, flavourome palate of eucalypt, mint, sage and rosemary. Lots of garrigue character. Velvety, ripe tannins and powerful, sensuous mouthfeel. Very impressive and lingering.
Price £29 The Wine Society
Drink 2012–2025
Alc 14.5%

Judges: Roger Jones, Pierre Mansour and Anthony Rose