The best thing about this Cab is its texture, which is something between tealike and claylike. Fruit on the palate is juicy, both red and black, accented with a manageable amount of char. Finishes with dark clay notes. With dark earth, black olive and a hint of herb on the nose, you might mistake it for a baby Bordeaux.
The reviewers who tasted this wine were in agreement about one thing: This is an unusual wine (and yes, '97 is the current vintage). Bright gold color is only the first hint of the malo that this wine has seen, and an uber-butterscotchy nose is the second hint. One reviewer describes the palate flavor as that of peach pit, and the other marvels that the wine can…
This Yarra Valley mainstay has aromas of olive oil and herb framing tropical fruit. Its fruit-cocktail flavor profile is refreshing and clean, but, as one reviewer points out, finishes with a heavy dose of charred wood.
Aromas are of chalk dust and dark earth. Chewy tannins mark the mouthfeel, where there are flavors of red plum, tea and a little lemony oak. Finishes with the same oak-tea-lemon profile. Sturdy and straightforward.
Smells and tastes like a pleasing mix of white stone fruit, citrus and rainwater. Feels fresh on the palate, though not as concentrated as I would like. Imported by Pacific Wine Partners.
Palate offers sweet but simple yellow fruit flavors, particularly peach and banana. Finishes with peach pit and caramel flavors. What’s here is fine, but better concentration would have merited it a better score.
Stably, rhubarb aromas may remind you of a villages-level Burgundy, but that's where the similarity ends. In the mouth, it's thin, with weak cherry fruit, and an herbaceousness that lingers on the finish. Could use more concentration.