Perception can be a dangerous thing. I have this image of "Brad" (based purely on his twitter stream) as a cool, surf riding dude who, whilst often falling foul of his partner Becky, manages to knock out some top notch well packaged wines in his spare time. When he is not seeing off Great White Sharks at the local beach that is.
I really like wines like this. Very good easy drinking. The nose speaks to me more of the Merlot side of things: plummy, mulberry, jammy Merlot notes with a hint of tobacco. The palate a medium bodied mix of blackcurrant and chocolate.
It's a perfect segue to a slightly dusty finish; cedar, spice and fine dry tannins that speak of the Cabernet part of the deal. Not excessively lengthy, but good get-around-a-table drinking.
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