|Geoff Merrill McLaren Vale Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2002|
Winery: Geoff Merrill
Region: McLaren Vale
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Best Vintages: '80, '83, '85, '86, '87, '90
Drink with: Veal scaloppine
Price guide: $ 22.50 AUD
Although simply labelled Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine usually contains a dash of Merlot and/or Cabernet Franc. Usually two-thirds come from Coonawarra and one-third from McLaren Vale; the wine is aged in American oak puncheons for over two years before bottling. The 1989 won two gold, six silver and 20 bronze medals in Australian shows; the '90, too, has enjoyed considerable show success.
James Halliday Feb 01 2006 Rating: 90 out of 100
Elegant, light to medium-bodied wine with cedar, blackcurrant, spice and earth; nicely ripened, fine tannins. Cork.
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