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Thursday, 2 August 2012

Waywood Wines Cabernet Sangiovese 2010

A 60/40% blend of the two varieties, co-fermented actually.  A wonderful wine to watch evolve over time.  

Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese have a somewhat natural affinity to one another, at the outset this wine was more of the latter, despite being the junior partner, a qualitative indicator.  Aromatically akin to a gentleman's study: wood, leather, hints of tobacco, tea, dried leaf matter; following up with fruit in the form of stewed plum and cherry.

In the mouth, drying tannin with bright acid toward the finish.  Savoury - twiggy almost, it started to settle into itself, evolving - fruit by virtue of rose, softer berry aromatics.  The Cabernet starts to come to the fore - leafy, plummy Cabernet with dry, raspy tannin and hints of coffee/ mocha.

There was so much going on over its short life, but I'm not sure it ever fully resolved itself in that time.  It was kind of like an awkward gangly teenager, it has much promise and I can only begin to wonder where it will actually end up. 91+ - Very Good

Source: Sample
Price: $35
Closure: Stelvin Luxe


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