Thursday, February 17, 2011
McIvor Estate Cabernet/Merlot
The McIvor Estate from the Heathcote region has had its ups and downs over the vintages, but this 2004 McIvor Estate Cabernet/Merlot works pretty well. It is full bodied, but quite a soft wine with the Merlot fruit influential in this near 50/50 blend. Blueberry and Blackberry fruit dominates and there is a good balance with acidity. The backbone is not very pronounced, but the wine is still drinking very well and will continue to do so for a few more years.