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Friday, 20 April 2018

d'Arenberg Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

This 2015 release was polarising. Day 1 it was sullen and the body inconsistent. A day later it was a different beast, rewarding the patient.

Salt bush, bay, blackcurrant lurks in the background, with damson. There's cedar wood offering a delightful seasoning over a core of fruit. 

Twists of Mediterranean herb, oregano/marjoram and the like. Seasoning of cedar, pepper. Inherently more savoury. With time the black fruit shows a strong hand on entry and through the core of the wine. 

Tannin profile feels gravelly and coarse initially, before a finer presence makes itself known. A little dark chocolate bitterness concludes the wine, it's on an impressive length, yet my overall conclusion is it does still need time to mesh together. Really more about the parts being greater than the sum at present. But I consider this an excellent cellaring prospect 92+ 

Tasted on: Sunday 15th April, a Leaf day and Monday 16th April, a Leaf to Fruit day 
Source: Sample
Price: $70
Alcohol: 14.3%
Closure: Screwcap

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