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Monday, 13 April 2015

Twisted Gum Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Twisted Gum Cabernet -
2009 bottle image
A fine Granite Belt Cabernet from a highly regarded vintage for red varieties. This example has the capacity to age, tightly wound with fruit in abundance to hold it in good stead for the long haul.

Black fruits and cedar, these two taking the opportunity to swap who takes the lead role over time, the fruit becoming more prominent. Over time: leaf, cedar and sweet grass.

Black fruit, licorice and spice: clove and cool pepper. Tannin is fine, well embedded; it's tight, wound, not dense - after a day there's spice, powder-fine tannin, ash and black olive.

On the finish, black fruit provides a leg-up, acidity providing extra drive with savoury twists complementing the fine tannin on the finish. One for the cellar for sure. 93

Tasted on: Sunday 8th March, a Root day
Source: Sample
Price: $40
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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