Thursday, May 22, 2008

2000 St. Mary's Cabernet Sauvignon

A case of 2000 St. Mary's Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia mysteriously ended up on my lap yesterday. The perfect excuse for an afternoon blind tasting at the office for the folks at Personal Wine. The reviews of this wine don't do it justice. Perhaps 8 years has provided ample time to turn this wine into the shining star it is today. It opens up with a well-balanced fruit bouquet. It has hints of vanilla, pepper, and wild berries. Its not too dry, which shouldn't be surprising since the tannins have had plenty of time to break down and dissipate. All in all during the blind tasting this afternoon, this wine won. I quickly made a phone call to my supplier and bought the last 14 cases in the state!

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