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2008 Mystery Museum Release Cabernet Merlot

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It's not often that we get aged wine here at Cracka, with most of the vino that passes through the doors here at Cracka fitting into the 'brand-spanking new' category.

But not today! Today, we've raided the cellar of a five-star rated boutique Margaret River winery and come up with a mighty tasty aged delight!

This 2008 Mystery Museum Release Cabernet Merlot comes from a vineyard east of the Margaret River township planted in the late 70s, and is deliberately made for long ageing.

That ageworthiness shows, as back in 2014 Winestate magazine had a bottle submitted to their tastings and it was described as 'in excellent condition' with 'gentle oak and drying tannins'.

Gary Walsh was also a fan, giving this 92 points and James Halliday gave this 91 points.

That mellow, aged Cabernet style is the real appeal here, with a gentle complexity and savoury elegance that makes this glorious food wine purpose-built for a lamb roast.

So the normal RRP for this Cabernet Merlot is $35/bottle, and the gold medal winning current vintage sells for $30+ direct from the winery. But today, you can have this delicious aged Margaret River red at this incredible price!

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Medium plum with magenta notes, youthful

Nose: Fresh with good intensity, toast and berry notes, dark chocolate notes

Palate: Smooth and mellow with lovely mouth feel. Nice palate weight with medium to fine tannins and good length. Some berry flavours with hints of chocolate biscuit

Varietal: 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc

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2008 Mystery Museum Release Cabernet Merlot

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion
91
Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
The Wine Front
92
Huon Hooke (2008 Vintage) says
The Real Review Alliance
90

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