Vibrant and fruity cab merlot. Loaded with blackcurrant and plummy fruit characters with a tight edge of black olive. It’s leafy and fragrant. The palate is medium weight with its fine tannin and subtle oak carrying it to a neat long finish. Best in the short term.
Goundrey cabernet merlot 2012 ($15)
This is all about fruit-driven current drinking. It fits snugly into the groove for this style of wine. It’s soft and fruity with a little dab of oak to add something to the palate with fine tannins. The light savoury finish complements the riper, fruitier plummy characters.
SCORE 89/100 CELLAR 3 years
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