Monday, 25 January 2016

Mandala Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

I'm not sure why I was sent this sample particularly when the 2013 Cabernet has been out a little while. I would have much preferred to look at the newby but I'm interested nonetheless as this is my first look at Mandala.

The product of a wet vintage I doubt this is the best Mandala are capable of but the bones of a good wine are there.

There's some juicy black fruit and the expected cool climate Cabernet traits are present yet nature has played its part here in a dud year. It just comes across thin in delivery. Plum compote fills out before perky acidity sits up to take notice and just hangs on refusing to move.

Drink within the next few years.

Would I recommend it? No.

Region: Yarra Valley
RRP: $27
Source: Sample

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