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Saturday 7 April 2012

Murray Street Vineyards Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

The third red in the current Black Label range (there being a Mataro and Shiraz currently) and a pleasant mix of Eden Valley and Barossa Valley fruit.  Some gentle doh oak on opening - it spends 18 months in a mix of American and French, new and old. There's also some of Cabernet's trademark herby, leafy aromatics; this wine's of good length, some fine raspy tannin carrying a finish with a lick of liquorice.

Smooth and medium-full bodied, fuller-fruited with blackcurrant and mulberry completing the mix.  Improved over a day it was opened, providing an inclination as to short-medium term cellaring opportunity.  Good drinking now too.  90 - Good.

Source: Sample
Price: $25
Closure: Screwcap


  1. This is new to me. All I know is that Johnny Walker is the only drink that have Black Label. Red wines with this label could be interesting to try.

  2. Hi Marshal, thanks for coming by. Hope you're enjoying the wine. Wolf Blass also make a black label. Not familiar myself with the wines on the link you provide. So little time, so much cracking wine.