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Mandala Butterfly Cabernet Sauvignon

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Here's another lovely wine from the 2010 vintage in Victoria. It's typically cab sav on the nose with aromas of cassis, tobacco leaf and a hint of mint, whilst the palate is medium to full-bodied, with blackcurrant and sweet spice flavours, a lick of chocolate, fine-grained tannins, and a smooth, juicy finish. It will cellar for a another couple of years, or would be great with the family roast beef on Sunday.

Winemaker's Notes

Mandala Wines represents our family's circle of life, the sharing of experiences, and the quest to achieve balance.These wines also bring to fruition our joy of simple pleasures: great food and wine and the love of family....embracing and savouring life. With established twenty five old vines, our family owned and run Yarra Valley vineyards produce varietals that excel in this region. These are wines of character and finesse, made to be enjoyed with good food and friends.

Nose: This wine is a classic Yarra Valley Cabernet displaying dark berry , black olives, licorice and cassis fruits, cigar box aromas.

Palate: Spicy subtle oak with long fine tannins combined with rich silky fruits.

Food: Enjoy with Sunday roast.

Cellaring: Cellar for five to eight years.

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Mandala Butterfly Cabernet Sauvignon

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Full purple-red; an altogether serious Cabernet Sauvignon filled to the brim with blackcurrant fruit, bound into a long palate by persistent tannins, which, while imposing, are not dry. This is bound to repay cellaring.
To 2030
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
94
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
The best cabernet of the vintage from Mandala in Dixons Creek, this shows some dark chocolate, wild dark herbs and gentle minty complexity, with mulberry, cassis and ripe cherry fruits. The palate delivers nicely poised cassis and berry cola flavours, some blue fruits, sweetly-spiced oak threaded throughout and an even spread of fine, ripe tannins. Nice balance to boot.
2015
The Good Wine Guide
93

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