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Sunday, 12 May 2013

Alkoomi Blackbutt 2008

Subtle perfume initially - a little dusty, violets and a smokey edge - faint.

Constituent varieties are writ large on the palate: creme de cassis, a little pastille; tannin is minimal, yet present, a drying chalky tannin. 

Wine shows a little iron/ ferrous note too. Smooth, powerful through the finish. Lovely balance of those two qualities. Subtle length, yet persistent. 92 - Very Good  

Tasted on: Sunday 14th April, a Fruit Day
Source: Sample
Price: $49
Alcohol: 14.1%
Closure: Screwcap

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