Monday, 15 October 2012
Brand's Laira Blockers Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
I lined this up against some more expensive Cabernets and this was my pick by a mile.
Consistency across vintages hands you a Cabernet which possesses all the qualities you are looking for.
Leafy, capsicum, blackberry, all the usual traits delivering wonderful aromas.
The palate is well structured and is what a Cabernet needs to be. Dense fruit, follow through, oak spot on. Plummy, black fruit flavours, a lick of chocolate, all which sits nicely beside the oak that complements this wine well.
For $28, this is a great Cabernet. Delightful drinking. Get it.
Who: Brand's http://www.mcwilliams.com.au/our-brands/brands-laira/
What: Cabernet Sauvignon (14.8% alc)
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