Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Majella Cabernet Sauvignon

Interesting to compare this 2000 Majella Cabernet Sauvignon to the Howard Park from last night.

This wine is fully flavoured, with mouthfilling blackcurrant fruit. It has savoury characteristics as well and bottle age has made this into a multi-layered wine. The tannins and acidity have become well integrated. The first glass was excellent. With the second glass, a sharper element and maybe a slightly metallic taste appeared on the finish.

Overall, this wine demonstrates the power of the terra rossa in Coonawarra with its strong fruit flavours, even in a difficult year. The Howard Park has more elegance, but I would give the edge to this wine, as a result of its flavour fullness and complexity. Not perfect, though.

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