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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
Alcohol:14%
Closure: Screwcap

2 comments:

  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.

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  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.

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