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Dal Zotto Cabernet Merlot

Cracka Review

Cabernet's pride is herein softened by Merlot's friendliness. A classic combination that highlights the King Valley's affinity with these noble varieties.

Winemaker's Notes

Cabernet's pride is herein softened by Merlot's friendliness. A classic combination that highlights the King Valley's affinity with these noble varieties.

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Dal Zotto Cabernet Merlot

Expert Reviews

Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Firm and drying, this ageing, meaty and leathery red blend reveals a slightly rustic and green-edged presence of blackberries, plums and dark chocolate backed by older oak influences and a grippy, fine-grained extract. Slightly hollow and sappy, it finishes with a lingering and slightly herbaceous expression of dark fruit.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
82
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says

Some possible brett issues to a powerful wine with a slightly hard/bitter finish; a Curate's Egg, if ever there was one.

Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
87
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Powerful though medium-bodied, driven by cabernet blackcurrant fruit; good texture and balance; way above average for the region.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
92
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Pleasingly complex and finely balanced, this earthy and slightly meaty cabernet blend has a maturing bouquet of small black and red berries backed by cedar/vanilla oak. Smooth and supple, with deep flavours of small berries and plums underpinned by a grainy and slightly raw-edged undercarriage of unpolished tannin, it simply needs more time to develop further character and harmony.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
90
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
86
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; the bouquet is driven by sweet berry fruit, with little or no oak impact; the palate is similarly driven by nicely ripened fruit and tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
85

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