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Award Winning Wines for » Fuller Bodied Dry Red Wines
- From the 2003 Competition

- Brand’s Of Coonawarra Patrons Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot 1999 - Medal


BLUE-GOLD Award Winner
and one of the
TOP 1OO Wines of the Competition

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Judges' Comments

MARGARET HARVEY

Concentrated cherry and cassis damson notes follow through onto the palate. Good firm structure and weight. Lovely damson finish. Lovely cherry and cassis notes come out. Nice harmony of fruit flavours and some tannic notes at the end. A great wine/food marriage.

ANGELA LLOYD

Sweet, ripe cassis nose. Lovely fresh flavours with fine, ripe tannins and a long, clean finish. A very nice wine. It makes an excellent match with the food because of its freshness. The flavours are perfectly balanced to go with the food. One of the best wines in the flight and one of the best matches.

GERHARD ZIEMER

Black raspberry, baking chocolate flavours. Excellent length to its fruity, chocolaty finish. Youthfully exuberant. Ample but fine tannins. This wine maintains its focus with food. Each characteristic returns in the finish in a very delicious way.

PAUL WHITE

Menthol, herbal blackberries. Lots of mushroom characters underneath these juicy, gentle, red fruit flavours. Fine tannins. The tart finish makes this an excellent foil to the kangaroo’s fat.

BRENT MARRIS

Big oak. Fruit nose. Older style. Balanced tannins. Acid was evident. It worked well with the pie. The tannins became sweet. The acid was more balanced. It was a great wine. It developed a better structure with the dish.

PAM DUNSFORD

High alcohol. Nose cleaning. Big wine. Good wine. Relatively soft with the food. Some sweetness with the pastry. Wine and food are well integrated.

HUON HOOKE

Quite a big, inky, slightly porty wine. Vanilla on the nose. Warm area ripeness probably. Very ripe. A rich, full bodied palate. Gutsy with heaps of flavour and tannin. There is a hint of mint in the wine. It’s got very good depth, flavour and ripeness. Quite good with the dish but it wouldn’t want to be any bigger, riper or more alcoholic. It treads the limit of richness with this kind of dish.

KEN GARGETT

Deep, dense, ripe mulberries. Blackcurrants. Some smoky, toasty oak. Quite an opulent style. It’s perhaps a little bit simple and fractionally shorter than expected. But even with that slight simplicity, the opulence of the wine carries it.

IVAN DONALDSON

One of the lighter ones in this class. The fruit is a little closed and the palate a bit short of fruit for the weight of the tannin. Nonetheless a reasonable drink.

PETER FORRESTAL

Some attractive redcurrant flavours. Quite a dense, concentrated wine. Chewy tannins, but they didn’t detract too much from a pretty pleasant finish. With food, the chewiness of the tannins was reduced. Still a little bit firm but not bad.

GHISLAIN LAFLAMME

Good taste of black chocolate. A little fruit. Fresh acidity. Not a good match. The chocolate does not go well with the spice component of the dish.

RODNEY KEMP

Ripe, inky, savoury nose. The palate shows inky fruit also. Ripe berries dominate the palate. Intense, rich style. Drying tannins. Great wine but it didn’t match the dish overly well.

 

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Country Of Origin
Australia

Wine Style
Fuller Bodied Dry Red Wines

Grape Variety
Coonawarra 100% Cab Sauv 50% Shiraz 22% Merlot 22% Cab Franc 6% - 100%

Geo Indicator or Region

Typical Retail Price
AUD$66.00 (TRP)

Alcohol 14.5% v/v

Customer Relations Person
Customer Service

His/Her Telephone
+61 2 9722 1200

e-Mail
customerservices@mcwilliams.com.au

Fax
+61 2 9707 4408

Website
www.mcwilliams.com.au

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