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Blackjack Vineyards Cabernet Merlot

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Blackjack Vineyards Cabernet Merlot

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
90
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Sweet, dusty, cedary aromas of cassis, raspberries and cherries with herbal, capsicum-like undertones precede a smooth, juicy palate whose bright, lively flavours of small black and red berries are supported by fine, dusty tannins. While it's moderately long, it finishes with a fractionally green-edged acidity and structure.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
87
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Sweet, slightly minty aromas of cassis, and dark plums knit with cedary oak are backed by suggestions of dried herbs. It's juicy and flavoursome, with a moderate length and depth of fresh cassis, dark plum, raspberry and cherry flavour backed by vanilla oak and herbal nuances. Uncomplicated but generous, it's a well made wine from fruit that was not quite evenly ripened.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
88
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
92
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
89
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
92
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
Slightly overcooked and lacking length, with a juicy, rather jammy aroma of blackberries and plums backed by choc-mint notes and dark olives. It's smooth and silky, with a plump expression of confiture-like dark plums and cassis that fills out the mid palate, but while it's moderately long, it finishes with more of a baked expression of flavour, some slightly sour edges and a hint of salty minerality.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
86
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
One for true-blue cabernet enthusiasts, which is to say it isn't a shiraz-wannabe. It's dusty and herbal and minty, and has lots of chewy, drying tannin. This is exactly why it's good. There's a plush dollop o f blackcurrant-like flavor to be enjoyed here too. In short, it's spot-on.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
93
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Excellent hue and depth; some earthy edges to the bouquet; an extremely powerful palate, both deep and long, with lingering cassis and blackcurrant. Great future.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
94
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
Firm, ripe and approachable, this minty young blend marries bright flavours of cassis and dark plums with cedar/vanilla/chocolate oak and a crunchy extract of fine tannin. Quite long and vibrant, it delivers a genuine structure and regional menthol-like character.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
88
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A fine mix of cassis and olive with a slightly sweet and sour underlay, but does have length and structure.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
88
Ken Gargett (2005 Vintage) says
If you haven't heard of these blokes, then weren't you wise to buy dbwwrrii You have just more than made up for the minuscule ouday. Bendigo is producing gold of a different kind these days, liquid gold (cue the 'Beverley Hillbillies' theme music), with a number of producers doing good things. Blackjack are right up there and this is a terrific cab merlot blend. Less of a gamble than either the name or the gold-mining milieu would suggest.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
90
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Rather simple at present, this fine effort from a hot year should flesh out well in the bottle. Its meaty, earthy flavours of plums, blackberries and currants and slightly overt vanilla/cedar/dark chocolate oak reveal minty, iodide-like undertones. It's smooth but assertively structured, with layers of persistent black-fruited flavour and assertive oak finishing with length and polish.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
89
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; elegant, medium-bodied wine; flourished in mild weather conditions; cassis and blackberry fruit, silky finish
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
91
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Effortlessly natural and stable, this fine, elegant and very varietal cabernet has a dusty, lightly herbal fragrance of cassis, blackberries and dark plums backed by fresh cedary oak and undertones of violets ,mint and menthol. Smooth and elegant, its tightly focused fruit, oak and silky tannins culminate in a charming and vibrant finish.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
90
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
A mix of savoury, minty, blackcurrant fruit, with splashes of red fruits and olives into the bargain.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
89
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Minty, herbal and dusty aromas of small black and red berries, cedar/vanilla oak, over menthol-like undertones. Smooth, soft and integrated, with slightly confectionary blackberry, dark cherry and raspberry fruit overlying nuances of herbs and sweet oak. Good tightness and balance.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
89
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Offers a fragrant mix of mint, red berry, spice and leaf aromas and flavours in a medium-bodied, well-balanced frame.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
87
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; the bouquet has clean, fresh red and blackcurrant aromas, the palate has clean, juicy blackcurrant and blackberry fruit, finishing with soft tannins. Not particularly complex, but easily approachable. A blend of85 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon and 15 per cent Merlot.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
87

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