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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Wine Entry : Wolf Blass Gold Label Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 (Australian)

Got this bottle at S$38 during my departure to Bangkok from the airport DFS, it was a screw-cap type, so thought it will help with the keeping when I was over there. Turned out that there were too many good things to eat and ended up bring the bottle back to Singapore. The wine has dark intense red colour typical of big aussie type cab savs.

Smell : Very profound, upon twisting the cap the scents were bursting out. Blackcurrents, berries, generous in fruit bouquet with a tinge of white pepper and cloves.

Taste : Big intense fruit akin to ripen berries, grape skins. Smooth tannins and well-strutured, has even an inviting buttery taste after the first sip.

After-taste : Begins with a light pull of tannins, then bursting of spice and oak lingering to a long finish.

Description at back of bottle :
Sourced from Coonawarra, know as one of Australia’s leading Cabernet Sauvignon regions. The 2003 vintage displays aromas of mint, licorice, fine dark chocolate with a hint of anise and blackcurrents. A fine complex bouquet typical of the Coonawarra region. The palate has blackcurrent and plum, is elegant, and silky textured, with dusty fine tannins and a long seamless finish. This wine will reward 6 to 8 years of careful cellaring.



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