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Thursday, 16 August 2012

TeAro Estate 'Pump Jack' Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Final Cabernet Sauvignon of three tasted blind.  Been very impressed with the TeAro Estate wines reviewed to date, less so with this Cabernet.  It is still well made, showing good balance, with fruit quality shining through.

Where it falls short for me is with tannin.  Or lack thereof. Of the three tasted, this was the more fruit driven with plum and cassis on approach.  It smelled sweeter, more 'polished' and indeed on entry the wine showed itself as being rather slick, smooth and fruitier.  The 100% French Oak lending an elegance.

The finish was a little cordial-like with fruit sweetness, tannins were present - just.  It was easy-going, one for drinking, not necessarily for thinking, but all up didn't do it for me as well as previous wines did.  87 - Average

Source: Sample
Price: $28
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap


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