2011 West Cape Howe Cabernet Merlot, WA

2011 West Cape Howe Cabernet Merlot, WA

Cabernet Merlot, the label that makes it sound like just one grape, but it’s actually two. Cabernet Sauvignon AND Merlot.

I like Cabernet based wines, and you should too. Don’t get too pinotfied just because it is hard to make and can be expensive. Good wine is hard to make full stop (I never know if I have to use the full stop in a sentence when I say it)   .

This has a pronounced nose of dark brambly fruit, and something a little jammy. It is a wall of flavour to be honest, but not too aggressive. There is also a smell of dark ripe cherries, the kind that have been soaked in alcohol. I like it. The texture is dusty and spicy and it has a pleasing weight. There is also a fresh cream element in there. I can see why Jeni Port liked this (Best Cabernet Blend), it has a lot to offer and is clearly a cabernet based wine, which is gets extra points for. There is nothing quite like tasting as 0ne should and $17 makes this a steal.

 

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