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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Wine Entry : Black Opal Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 (SE Australia)

Quite sure I purchased this wine from Changi Airport DFS at S$25, and one of the good value wines to get at DFS which you do not get outside in supermarkets or wineshops, though I think Bottles & Bottles are carrying this label now. Personally I find that DFS is not the place to find value anymore. Once they used to carry the New Zealand ice wines at very reasonable, but now they have removed it. Probably not getting the profits they would like.
Back to the wine, the colour was dark brown-ruby red with a few years of cellaring.

Smell : Fragrant fruity, flora scents, whiff of blackcurrent fruit. A little cinnamon but no oak.

Taste : Smooth, lots of fruit flavours of plum, blackcurrents, black cherries. Very mild to light tannins, could be due to the nice few years of cellaring.

After-Taste : A little acidic with some oak and spice ending.

Description at back of bottle :
Named after Australia’s most famous and beautiful gemstone. Black Opal Cabernet Sauvignon displays rich berry and blackcurrent varietal characters supported by generous integrated oak flavours and fine tannins. A rich, soft wine with depth of fruit and oak character, Black Opal Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine of great finesse that will benefit from cellaring for three to five years.



  • At 11:57 PM, Anonymous roguehog said…

    i duno if i' the pc quality but it looks kinda rusty almost lke a tawny port.

  • At 11:28 PM, Blogger Whelan said…

    i've had a number of bottles of black opal, from the cab sau to the merlot, but apparently it's not sold at changi anymore. I was at bottles & bottles at vivocity today but i didn't notice it. I quite like the taste of this but i can't seem to find it around anymore..

  • At 3:51 PM, Blogger DesDragon said…

    I kinda of remember seeing it still at could be at a different terminal? But I am quite sure I have seen it at T3 and T2..
    Will check it out when I am travelling again...


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