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Saturday, 19 July 2014

Pertaringa Understudy Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

More than enough quality here to be the lead, not just the Understudy.

Of course the name refers to a time when fruit from McLaren Vale was often included in wines of renown, without necessarily being declared as such.

Now that the region performs under the lights and glare of those onlookers, the Understudy is a playful reference to times when the region was less well known.

Mulberry, black fruit compote. Immediately more approachable than fellow board-treader the 'Rifle and Hunt', Made to be more approachable now, the palate sees violets, possesses a brighter fruit profile, more fruit driven; softer, mid-weight and mid-grain tannin.

A touch more alcohol here - a minor consideration - and concludes at a moderate length. 91

Tasted on: Monday 23rd June, a Fruit day 
Source: Sample
Price: $22
Alcohol: 14%
Closure: Screwcap

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