Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Gralyn Cabernet Sauvignon

I have often balked at the price of this self declared Margaret River cult producer, but this 2000 Gralyn Cabernet Sauvignon is a beauty. Full-bodied, a clean expression of blackberry fruit, elegant, there is absolutely no greenness in this, nor any overripe fruit.

People say they bring in the best Cabernet fruit in in WA, maybe this time, Gralyn made the wine of the vintage too. After eleven years, the wine is in perfect harmony. The silky tannins lead to a finish which goes on and on. When Cabernet tastes like this, it is the king of varieties. We do not experience this very often in this country.

This wine will go on for another five years without trouble, and maybe, once the share market shows signs of improvement, I will open my wallet for a few more Gralyn wines again.

Score: 96/+++

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