Origin: Margaret River, WA
Approx Cost: $30
After Sam’s review I couldn’t help but crack my bottle of this to see if it was any good or not. Just to be on the safe side I gave it plenty of time in the glass, which was probably wise because it smelt like a punnet of mouldy berries that had been sitting at the back of the fridge for months. That must have been the greenery that Sam mentioned.
After a little time in the glass the first few sips were nice enough, so I left it a bit longer to see where it was headed. Bad move.
Light but uneven crimson. An inviting nose of blueberries, plums and spice. But we come to the palate and it all falls down. The fruits are terribly stewed now with a background of oak and spice. Ackh. That mouldy punnet of berries is looking appealing...
Some people really like this style of Cabernet, but I’m not one of them.