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Friday 15 June 2018

Higher Plane The Messenger 2012

This blend from Margaret River (50% Cabernet Sauvignon 24% Malbec, 12% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot) offer the full range of what are considered the traditional grape varieties of Bordeaux. 

At 6 years of age, it's certainly expressive, offering a cocktail of seasoned black fruit, olive skin, cedar and a suggestion of something like anise. 

It's subtle, elegant, the tannin densely structured. It still feels a touch restrained, opening up in the glass with time. There's a floral, almost lavender feel and sense to it. Subtle, enough to make itself known without being over-bearing. 

Just has this graceful air and length to it. Excellent wine. 93 

Tasted on: Thursday 17th May, a Root to Flower day 
Source: Sample
Price: $50
Alcohol: 14%
Closure: Screwcap

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