Monday, 17 September 2012

McWilliams Hanwood Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Another good value drop from McWilliams.

Plenty of currants and mixed berries - it took me back a few nights when I opened a pack of frozen mixed berries for dessert. A striking similarity. A hint of burnt wood in there too.

You need to look at this wine for what it is, and for an entry level wine, it does everything it needs to do. There is some structure and some fruit, which is not refined nor would it be for a tenner. Flavours are simple and sit around the front palate before slowly extending itself to the back. Acid seemed tight and holds on. Length is good and leaves some firm tannins for you to chew on.

All in all, I have seen the wine heavily discounted well below $10 and for what you pay, you do get good return. Readily available at numerous retailers.

Enjoy with tomato based foods or to wash away your mid week blues.

Who: McWilliams
What: Cabernet Sauvignon (13.5% alc)
Where: Various
When: 2010
How: $10

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