I do this blog for fun, the wines here are some of the very few I can be bothered to write up. The cream has risen.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Cardinham Estate 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

What a deliciously savoury Cab Sav this is. You get herbs and spices on the nose, and they follow through on the tongue. The body is medium-full with powdery tannins that still have a little bit of grip, just enough to encourage you to lick your gums every few mouthfuls. Quality fruit but it's somewhat understated and balanced well with the oak and acid, making this quite a classy wine to go with it's svelte 13.5% spine.

The more Cabs I have from Clare the more impressed I am with the region's ability to make them very approachable even in their youth.

Recommended and ****.

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