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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

O'Leary Walker Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

I often find Cabernet too austere in youth, preferring examples with a few years under their belt. Here, the Clare Valley - and O'Leary Walker - have produced a fantastic example in youth. If anything, I preferred this on day 2 and yet it was pretty compelling drinkable on day 1. Me likey.

Powerful cassis note, hints of gum, power and elegance. Concentrate, fine tannin present hroughout. Generous, yielding, fruit character in abundance on the palate, glimpses of savoury, a touch of licorice perhaps.

Moderate finish, drying tannin at its conclusion, it builds from the introduction on the palate. Shows a slight twiggy/ spicy note at its termination. Quite happily pop a few of these away. 92 - Very Good

Tasted on: Sunday 10th February, a Root Day
Source: Sample
Price: $22
Alcohol: 14%
Closure: Screwcap

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