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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Xabregas Mount Barker Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Tasted blind in a bracket of 7 Cabernet Sauvignon/ dominant blends. 

Deep, rich, cabernet. Cedar, chocolate, red berries and a little mint. Elegant palate profile, acid and fruit in good balance; structured - powdery/ graphite tannin. Length, elegance, suggestions of cool (both in presentation and origin I would guess). 

I continued to taste this over three days - identity at this point known - it's a grower, takes on a dusky/ dusty elegance, tannin a little more prominent. 92

Tasted on: Tuesday 1st April, a Leaf to Fruit day
Source: Sample
Price: $22
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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This post was edited at 19:50 on 20th April 2014 to update the bottle image.


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