An exploration of wine

387. Arlewood Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Margaret River, 2000

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Book 3 Wine 387

£17; 14.7%

The New World Cabernet Sauvignon part of the 2nd Optimor Case, this one. Shows up Margaret River beautifully, with a freshness of acidity that makes this certainly a drinker’s wine. Very enjoyable. Mid-depth garnet core, showing some maturity on the bricking rim. Intense blackcurrant and cigar / tobacco nose, with supporting, rather than dominant toasty oak. Rich but refreshing palate. Ripe, gentle tannin, with medium or medium-high acidity that gives the wine life. Slightly creamy blackcurrant and cranberry flavour. A touch of smoke on the medium-long finish.

 

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