2003 Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Youthful, tight nose showing lightly perfumed fruit, earth
mushroom chocolate characters, cassis, coffee oak, a touch of spice and some
mint influences; good complexity for such a young wine which bodes well for its
future. The palate has rich, ripe off-sweet fruit showing blackberry, chocolate,
coffee and a little mint which is well supported by smooth, chewy abundant
tannins that provides a solid structure and a very firm drying finish. Ample in
weight, it is a good wine but will be a significantly more enjoyable if you can
keep yours hands off it long enough for the tannins to soften and integrate.
Rated as Recommended with **** for value, all it
needs is time.
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