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Rosabrook Margaret River Single Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


Recommendation: Easy drinking, tasty and delicious, a GREAT Australian Cabernet Sauvignon.

Winery/Producer: Rosabrook Wines; Quedjinup, Australia.

Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Margaret River, Western Australia.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $39.99 (AUS$) about $30.35 (US$) plus a $20 corking fee.

Purchased From: Vintage Cellars; 891 Hay Street; Perth, Australia.

Paired With: Caesar salad with garlic and parmesan cheese. Grilled fillet steak with porccini mushroom sauce, pont neuf potatoes, baked tomato and green beans wrapped in bacon..

Tasting:

    He said: Clear, dark purple with a light purple rim. Fruity aromas with hints of fresh Douglas Fir sawdust and alcohol (in the first pour). Fine, jammy blackberry and strong current taste with a VERY long, spicy and dusty dry finish. Very delicious, but either the wine maker added some Cabernet Franc or Petite Verdot to increase the weight and structure of the wine or the Margaret River gravelly soil produces outstanding complex Cabernet Sauvignon. Either way it’s VERY GOOD. Easy drinking, tasty and delicious, a GREAT Australian Cabernet Sauvignon.

    She said: Almost opaque with lots of slender legs moving slowly. Rich, full, fruity aroma with a hint of oak followed by a huge complex flavor of fruit mixed with a taste of minerality. The body is on the big side of medium and the tannins balance the huge flavor without being overwhelming. Dry tasty finish with lingering tannins. The wine was great sipping and was even better with the beef. This was a FABULOUS pairing and I grieved as the last morsel of beef disappeared. Definitely a buy again wine. Although not a bargain, it was an excellent wine.

    Comments: Purchased from a Perth, Australia wine shop and consumed in the Britannia Restaurant on board the Cunard Queen Mary 2.

Alcohol: 14.5%

Bar code: 9 326399 000423

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