Category Archives: Cabernet

2006 Clonakilla Ballinderry Canberra District

ballindery05The label says this wine will be best drinking between 2008 and 2016,  We opened it last week at dinner and I have to say it was certainly at its best. I rarely leave wines to mature so long but I am glad I allowed this one some years.

Its deep red colour, pleasant nose and shot of berry fruit flavours, spices and hint of oak, were matched with a rich full bodied palate with fine tannins and a long lingering finish which invited another taste (or glass).

My only regret is that I don’t have any more of this excellent wine in my cellar.

2010 Wynns Coonawarra The Gables Cabernet Shiraz

Wynns The GablesAvailable this week at the Canberra Qantas Business lounge, this young Australian wine is a limited release from the famous South Australian winery Wynns.

A berry and plum nose leads to a earthy medium bodied palate, with the Shiraz shining through.
A fresh dry aftertaste lingers between each sip, reminding one of having just finished a dessert adorned with cinnamon.

This 2010 wine would be worth saving and opening around 2015 where the Cabernet would boom through, and the Shiraz having started maturing in the bottle.

Website: Wynns “The Gables” Cabernet Shiraz  – 2010