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Hardys HRB|D636 Cabernet Sauvignon

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Hardys HRB|D636 Cabernet Sauvignon

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Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
This is a new wine range and it should make a splash - in terms of quality anyway. It's a blend of Australia's two most prized cabernet regions. For the 2006, it's 90 per cent in Coonawarra's favour; in 2007, 75 per cent. The aim is to make it a fifty-fifty blend between the regions eventually ... if vintage conditions come to the party. More elegant than the 2006. It's medium-bodied but has enough cuddliness to make it punter-friendly as a young wine - but it's really built to age. It tastes of blackcurrant and bay leaves, and has lots of violety, musky flavour and a fair bit of acid tang through the finish. Outstanding reach of flavour. Fantastic new addition to the Aussie wine landscape.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
94
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
The assertive and powerful nose on this multi-regional cabernet blend draws on Coonawarra and Margaret River to deliver ripe dark fruits, cassis, mint, drying concrete and sweet, dark roasting herbs. The palate's smooth and even - the art of blending has ensured no holes, bumps or lumps here, just even-paced tannins sliding through, straight and long. Cocoa to close.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
93
Tyson Stelzer (2007 Vintage) says
An unusual but logical blend of Coonawarra and Margaret River, this is an approachable cabernet with appealing varietal definition. A sweet fruit core of cassis and blackcurrants is supported by dark chocolate oak and fine, softly structured tannins.
92
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
Plenty of Margaret River thyme, rosemary and leafy cabernet character and Coonawarra mint here; both regions are chiming in, with some light cassis and bright berry aromas. Terrific depth and harmony in this dark-fruited, medium-weight palate, rich berries and cassis, some modern, stylish oak and nicely crafted tannins
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
93
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
A Coonawarra (90%)/Margaret River (10%) blend; a very savoury style with earthy notes from Coonawarra very much to the fore, and a touch of leaf, perhaps from the small Margaret River component. Not convincing
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
89
WINESTATE (2006 Vintage) says
Solid, ripe sweet fruit with decent oak and the tannins sitting on top.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2006 Vintage) says
This is a new wine range and it should make a splash - in terms of quality anyway. It's a blend of Australia's two most prized cabernet regions. For the 2006, it's 90 per cent in Coonawarra's favour; in 2007, 75 per cent. The aim is to make it a fifty-fifty blend between the regions eventually ... if vintage conditions come to the party. Bloody excellent. It's seamless, tastes profoundly of blackcurrant, is immaculately structured and has no shortage of length. Besides all that, it has impact and smoothness galore. There's also quite a lot of chocolatey oak and highlights of eucalypt. Super-duper.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
94

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