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Thursday 26 April 2012

A.Retief The Cabernets 2009

I initially preferred this wine to the 2008.  On opening the aromatics were much more pronounced, I thought this the wine with the higher percentage of Petit Verdot.  

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (85%) sourced from Gundagai, along with Petit Verdot (10%) and Malbec (5%) from Hilltops.  Aromatically very pronounced on opening; bright, perky, even perty, lifted aromatics coming out of the glass - floral - wild flowers wafting, inviting.  

Smooth on entry, a foundation of oak and tobacco; a resurgent fruit/ floral combination towards the conclusion.  This gives the wine the effect of a secondary movement before good structured tannin provides length, good lingering length.  Very drinkable, you find yourself going back for more.  Fades over a day, one for now.  90 - Good

Source: Sample
Price: $28
Alcohol: 13%
Closure: Screwcap


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