July – Wine of the Month
adam | 19th July, 2012
Wine of the month
Wine First Drop Mother’s Ruin
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Region McLaren Vale, South Australia
On the nose, cassis and plum fruit flavours with hints of nettle, tobacco leaf and tea.
In the mouth, black fruits with a round mid palate, an elegant core of tannins and a textured finish.
Drink up, but also an 8-10 year proposition.
This wine is an ode to the ‘luncheon claret’, but it’s not as green and austere as the favourite lunchtime libation at the gentleman’s club.
The fruit is from a vineyard with good breeding in the Willunga foothills and the resulting wine has been made in a fruit driven style this vintage.
It has classic first drop drinkability, so bottoms up!
Marrow on toast, roasted quail or partridge
Buy a case or a pallet?
Pallet – drink 8 cases a year for the next eight
If I were a bar, which bar would I be?
Assembly Bar, Sydney
Plonker’s score out of 20 17.5
Review by Paul Stenmark
Winestock Fine Wines
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