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Frankland Estate Smith Cullam Shiraz Cabernet

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Frankland Estate Smith Cullam Shiraz Cabernet

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Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Charmingly balanced and structured, this long-term, savoury red blend has a wild, pungent bouquet of cassis, blackberries and dark plums laced with spicy scents of black pepper, dusty notes of dried herbs and a handsome complement of newish cedary oak. Deeply and densely fruited, it's rich, ripe and juicy, with a briary length of flavour knit with smoky, mocha-like oak and framed by fine, firmish powdery tannins.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
95
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Full, bright crimson-purple; if attention to detail is one of the indicia of high-quality wine, this has it in spades; the bouquet is at once spicy and savoury, a lattice work for the intense yet fine black fruits of the long, perfectly balanced, medium-bodied palate.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
95
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Vibrant colour; pristine fruit aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant, ironstone and a suggestion of oak; the complexity continues to unroll on the palate, with bitter chocolate offsetting the generous fruit; as expected the structure is firm, but the generosity shines through on the very long and even finish.
To 2018
Australian Wine Companion 2011
94
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
An earthy, savoury dry red, with a long, firm, drying and astringent palate. Dark-fruited and spicy, its faintly stalky aromas of blackberries, dark plums, mulberries and cassis are lifted by a violet-like perfume, while its long, meaty and firmly structured palate delivers a pleasing depth of complex, leathery, rustic fruit. Perhaps a little distracted by its herbal cabernet-derived influences.
The Australian Wine Annual
93
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
A powerful medium- to full-bodied wine, with waves of black fruits, ripe, savoury tannins and good oak. One of the best Frankland Estate red wines made to date, and will age superbly
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
95
Ray Jordan (2007 Vintage) says
Love this wine. It's plump and generous with immense power presented with effortless and stylish ease. Dark plum and blackcurrant aroma with spicy savoury nuances and delightful cedary oak. It has great structure presence on the palate. Deep and concentrated palate with many years ahead of it.
Ray Jordan's 2010 WA Wine Guide 2010
91
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Plenty of concentration, the fruit quite savoury; full-bodied, with firm, savoury tannins on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90

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