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Devil's Lair Margaret River Red

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Devil's Lair Margaret River Red

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James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Strong red-purple; fragrant cedary/earthy aromas lead into a medium-bodied palate of lively, juicy cassis and blackcurrant fruits, the tannins fine and soft, the oak balanced. Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
A fresh bouquet of cassis, green olive and cedar; the palate is quite taut and finely poised, with plentiful fine-grained tannins providing a long, cool and savoury finish. Triumph for the vintage. Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Some savoury edges to the bouquet; medium to full-bodied; powerful, concentrated blackcurrant and dark chocolate; very good ripe tannins and oak management.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Meaty, rather herbaceous aromas of capsicum and forest floor combine with assertive mocha and vanilla oak to conceal much fruit aroma, white a greenish and soupy palate that clearly lacks ripeness offers plenty of raw grip and extract.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
Jeremy Oliver (2001 Vintage) says
Rather green-edged and sappy cabernet with clearly shaded dark berry fruit contributing to its herbal, vegetative character. Some assertive new oak and creamy vanilla/cedar influences fail to conceal the soupy capsicum influences on the palate that mask its delicate cassis flavours.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Fragrant, ripe blackcurrant, cassis and mulberry aromas and flavours; great texture, structure and oak integration.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
Ray Jordan (2001 Vintage) says
His is largely cabernet with 20 per cent merlot and a small amount of cabernet franc. I really liked the 1999 a couple of years ago, but I think this is more silky and supple with a more refined elegance. This is superb southern Margaret River cabernet. IT delivers the flavour with effortless ease. I classic wine with great cellaring potential.
Ray Jordan's 2004 WA Wine Guide 2004
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; complex, ripe blackcurrant/ cassis/blackberry fruit is married with sweet French oak on the bouquet; then a powerful but polished palate with excellent balance of flavours, and supple, smooth tannins through to a long finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; clean, quite ripe dark berry fruits and subtle oak aromas are followed on the palate by dark berry and cassis fruit; well-structured, and pleasant oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999

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