Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Majella Cabernet Sauvignon

While viticultural practices have improved significantly in Coonawarra, wines are still more misses than hits. However, the 2004 vintage is a good start.

The 2004 Majella Cabernet Sauvignon offers a rich and concentrated blackcurrent bouquet, which follows on to the palate. The wine is full-bodied and has no weak spot on the mid-palate, as some Cabernets do. The fruit is ripe, but not alcoholic. The wine finishes with silky tannins.

This is how a good Cabernet Sauvignon should be. The Majella displays the potential of fruit flavours from the terra rossa beautifully. It has many years ahead.

Score: 94/+++


Chris Plummer said...

Great to hear Alontin! My favourite Majella vintage by a distance, and I'm actually still holding onto a couple. I even had it at a single point higher than you do here... ;)

If The Musician I had the other night is anything to go by, the 2010 Majella Cab Sav is definitely one to look out for. Fingers crossed.

Chris P

Alontin said...

I was contemplating giving it 95,so you are right. I will be looking out for the 2010.

Thank you, Chris.