Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaret River, Western Australia.
SRP of $20 and available for as low as $17.
From the bottle:
"With over forty years of winemaking experience I've learnt there are two important elements when it comes to creating great wine. Firstly, the best wines show a true sense of the land -- that ideal combination of grape variety and region. Secondly, they taste even better when shared with friends. I hope you enjoy drinking our "Signature Series" wines as much as we enjoyed making them.
--Robert Oatley, Founder
Notes From Winemaker Larry Cherubino: A full-flavored yet finely structured wine of great appeal: blackberries, dried leaves and fine gravelly tannin, reflect an outstanding year.
The Margaret River region in Western Australia may be small (producing just 3% of Australia's total grape production) but it is mighty (accounting for 20% of the country's premium wine market). Cabernet Sauvignon is the clear leader in the area and is followed by several other Bordeaux varieties thanks a similar climate to the famed Bordeaux region. First planted less than 50 years ago, the area has quickly become popular with boutique producers.
The 2010 Robert Oatley Signature Series Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon begins with a whiff of green on top of black cherry, black currant, dried herbs, a little mint and even a little tobacco. It's a really nice, complex aroma. I'd give this wine a couple hours to breathe before tasting as it really develops nicely. It features similar flavors to the nose with dry, grippy tannins and a bit of minerality leading into the long lasting dark berry infused finish. One classy Cabernet!
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Overall Rating: 7.0
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