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Sunday, December 10, 2006

Wine Entry : Dromana Estate Mornington Peninsular 2001 (Australian)


We opened this bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot blend at K.T.’s place to celebrate one more addition to her lamb soft toy family. She had purchased this bottle directly from the Cellar Door of the Vineyard. I have a bottle too waiting in my store at home. I would recommend this wine, except I am not sure who imports this into Singapore. In the glass, the wine is medium purplish-red.


Smell : Though the wine was a little closed as it was chilled in a refrigerator, there was still strong raspberry fruit and very little oak scents.

Taste : Substantial raspberry and dark cherries, on the palate it was smooth with an end of pepper and capsicum.

After-taste : Some astringency with a good oak structure as backbone.

Description at back of bottle :
Our run of ideal seasons continued with the 2001 vintage, producing fruit of characteristic intensity. This Cabernet Merlot provides another example of what can be achieved on the Mornington Peninsular with these classic varieties. As always the key is complete vigilance in maintaining standards of low cropping levels, controlled fermentation, extended maceration, and time in quality oak all play a part. The result is a wine of substance with intense aromas and flavours of black currents, plums, violets and cedar finishing with gentle tannins. Whilst it is drinking very well no it will only improve with further cellaring (up to 10 years)

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2 Comments:

  • At 8:14 PM, Blogger Gorry Tan Yang Yang said…

    Correction: KT bought this from Dromana Estate, Mornington Peninsula in 2002 when she was there for a holiday..............

     
  • At 11:55 PM, Anonymous roguehog said…

    the mornington peninsular is primarily a pinot noir and chard country. you should try their pn.

     

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