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- From the 2003 Competition

- Plantagenet Mt Barker Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 - Medal

Highly Commended Wine

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Judges' Comments


Broad, stewy fruits with menthol, mushroom, herbal characters. Juicy red fruits nicely focused. Fine tannins. Long wine with juicy finish. More elegant palate than expected. Tart red fruits cleanse and carry the roo well here.


Jammy, dusty note on the nose. Good explosion of fruit in the mouth. Good weight. Plenty of tannins. Nice, ripe cherry and cassis nose. The food brings out some spicy jammy notes and carry the wine well. Some jammy notes are still evident on the finish. Tannins are lifted too.


Plum and red berry fruit characters. It had a good even palate structure. Supple and long. The food helped it.


Dark, plummy, earthy. Dusty oak. A little bit woody and quite firm on the finish. Okay on the mid palate but the finish is still very oaky and quite bitter.


Wood on first taste. Strong tannins. Lean fruit. Dry. The wine is too strong for the dish. Maybe because of the black fruit in the wine.


Spicy, slightly savoury, a touch dusty oak. The palate was slightly vegetative. Some nice savoury dryness but it lacked a little intensity. Matched better with the food due to the dryness of the tannins.


Quite a large degree of oak here. Some dirt road characters. It’s very blocky, chunky. Some blackberries, coffee grind characters, black olives and it all seems a bit stretched. Having said that its not as long in flavour as you’d like. Slightly curious character. Notwithstanding that, it comes across as a reasonably pleasant match but nothing too great. The flavours of the food do lift the wine.


Big fruit and big tannin. Very complex. Oakiness obvious. Richness. Hints of chocolate. Balanced acid. It worked well with the dish as the oak was not so obvious and the purity of fruit was also lifted.


Quite a strong minty nose. Light, supple texture finishing with very strong oak tannins. The tannins are far too strong for the food.


Oak dominant. High oak tannin on palate. Some menthol/green. The wine and the food stand apart. The bacon fat doesn’t successfully complex the greenness and the tannin.


Green, stalky, weedy nose. Slightly harsh, slightly unripe and a bit sharp. The palate is lean and hollow in the middle. It falls away with food. Not successful in this context.


Has extremely overt, minty, chocolate, oak flavours that end on a dusty note. Chewy black raspberry fruit is rather overwhelmed by the oak. The overall impression of the wine becomes quite gritty and unpleasant with the pie.


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Country Of Origin

Wine Style
Fuller Bodied Dry Red Wines

Grape Variety
Mount Barker Cabernet Sauvignon 100% - 100%

Geo Indicator or Region

Typical Retail Price
AUD$28.00 (CD)

Alcohol 14.5% v/v

Customer Relations Person
Rose Everson

His/Her Telephone
+ 61 8 9851 2150


+61 8 9851 1839


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