2011 West Cape Howe Cabernet Merlot
Blended from vineyards in south Western Australia, this medium-bodied youngster has cabernet fruit suggesting blackcurrants, cedar, vanilla bean, eucalypt and mint. Piercing flavour, supported by fine tannins and tangy acidity. (Screw cap; 14.5 per cent alcohol.)
Ageing? Drink over four years.
Food ideas Barbecued lamb.
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