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Monday 3 October 2011

Rymill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

I like it when someone has done the hard work of cellaring a wine for you, and what a little beaut this one is.  Struck me as Bordeaux-esque, now I'm not prone to comparing other (particularly old world) regions to those in Australia, but this did strike me as more akin to Bordeaux than Coonawarra.  That could be the age and integration as much as a lack of mint/ eucalyptus, in addition to having been fortunate to taste some good Bordeaux recently.

On opening a heady concoction of cassis, cedary oak, a hint of chocolate and even some background florals.  The aromas combine to flutter intoxicatingly around your nostrils.

Entry shows a dusty wine, before more of that chocolate and oak makes a reappearance.  The finish is dry, some nice light twiggy tannin in this medium bodied number.  All up, it's balanced, structure and offers itself up rather elegantly.  Not necessarily sure it will go much longer, over a few hours of opening it started to lose a little vitality - if you're blessed to have some, simply open and enjoy.

Source: ?
Price: $?
Alcohol: 14%
Closure: Pro-cork

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