Australia

Greedy Sheep Cabernet Merlot 2007

Colour: Lovely velvety deep purple-red. Scents: Rose, aniseed, smoke and a hint of acidic grass. Taste: Very robust, though tannony and slightly sour. The aftertaste of plum and nectarine is exactly what you’d expect of a good Cab-Merlot. ABV: 14% Cost: £9.99
Posted 21st December 2009        
     

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Colour: Lovely velvety deep purple-red.

Scents: Rose, aniseed, smoke and a hint of acidic grass.

Taste: Very robust, though tannony and slightly sour. The aftertaste of plum and nectarine is exactly what you’d expect of a good Cab-Merlot.

ABV: 14%

Cost: £9.99


Thoughts: This is a delicious, gutsy red that had an enticing scent that doesn’t quite match its flavour – this, I would suggest, is because the wine could use a bit more aging. The wine had a smooth smokiness that was very drinkable, though it did leave me craving more layers of flavour. The winemakers, Greedy Sheep, hail from the Margaret River region of Western Australia – an area noted for its scorching hot, dry summer days that make for perfect grape growing – and the wine has clearly benefited from several weeks of hot sunshine. A perfect accompaniment to a strong cheddar.

Overall rating: 3/5

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