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Monday, 30 April 2012

Zema Estate Family Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

You know what to expect as you approach the wine, a rich, mix of damson, plum, cassis and chocolate and subtle nuances of oak.  It had me on first introduction.

A wine that is incredibly smooth, it shows no sign of its 15% alcohol, it's a wine that's plush, a wine of depth, substance and power.  Dark berry fruit threads along the line, ample support from tannin structure and cedary oak.  All of this is punctuated by some regional eucalypt.

May not be to the liking of some Cabernet purists who seek elegance, for this is firmly in the 'big' mould, but it has excellent balance and structure.  92 - Very Good
Source: Gift
Price: $55
Alcohol: 15%
Closure: Screwcap

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