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Ringbolt Margaret River 2014

Ringbolt, Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Western Australia, 2014 As with cabernet sauvignon from Stellenbosch in South Africa, alcohol tends to be on the high side, though the 2013 was just 13.5% abv. Margaret River has a Mediterranean climate like South Africa’s … Continue reading

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McHenry Hohnen Rolling Stone 2012

McHenry Hohnen, Rolling Stone, Margaret River, Western Australia, 2012 This wine: a blend of cabernet sauvignon, malbec, merlot, petit verdot; unfined and unfiltered, screw cap closure, 14.7% abv, Ann et Vin, £42 (2016) Consumer tasting note: a strident nose of … Continue reading

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Ferngrove Frankland River Cabernet sauvignon 2012

Ferngrove, Cabernet sauvignon, Frankland River, Western Australia, 2012 Screw cap closure, 14% abv, widely available, about £11 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, medium intensity ruby, showing tears. Nose: clean on the nose, medium (+) intensity, developing, with aromas … Continue reading

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X and Y Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc 2011

X&Y Margaret River, Sauvignon Blanc, Western Australia, 2011 Screw cap closure, 13% abv, The Co-op, about £10. WSET style tasting note Appearance – clear and bright, pale intensity gold, showing distinct tears. Nose – clean on the nose, with a … Continue reading

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Vasse Felix Cabernet sauvignon 2011

Vasse Felix, Cabernet sauvignon, Margaret River, Western Australia 2011 A blend of 88% cabernet sauvignon, 10% malbec, 1.5% petit verdot, 0.5% cabernet franc. Aged in French oak (50% new and 50% 1-4 years old) for 18 months, screw cap closure, 14% … Continue reading

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