Monday, 25 July 2011

McWilliams Barwang Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

I found this bottle tucked away at it was time to give it a run. The colour was typical Cabernet and was consistent throughout.
The nose was quite incredible and an excellent metamorphosis took place over the ensuing couple of hours. It started off with cherries and brighter characteristics and moved through to plummy, stewed fruit. Two hours after opening change again took place and blackberry, black currant was obvious. Oak was present but not dominant. The fruit and and oak were in perfect balance.
Finish was long and tannins fine.
This wine was incredibly impressive particularly when I found out it was sub $20. Subsequent vintages have been not only great value but also achieved rave reviews.
Definately a wine to keep an eye out for.