Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Bimbadgen Regions Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012

A front palate focused wine made at Bimbadgen's Hunter Valley winery with the fruit sourced from Orange.

Undergrowth and composty aromas roll through to plenty of blue fruit flavours, and as the label suggests, clove on the finish. I did find the oak a little upfront. The Cabernet component and Merlot seem a little disconnected and don't easily roll into one another. To finish, the acid was hard and noticeably sat on my teeth. With food, this would not be picked up however.

Definitely a food wine, though when compared to wines of similar quality, the $26 here is a little steep.

Who: Bimbadgen
What: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot (13.5% alc)
Where: Orange, NSW
When: 2012
How: $26