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Paracombe Wines The Reuben Merlot Cabernet Blend

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Paracombe Wines The Reuben Merlot Cabernet Blend

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James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
A 56/19/11/10/4% blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, malbec and shiraz showing a little development; the bouquet offers blackcurrant and choc-mint aromas; the full-bodied palate reveals a bright core of sweet fruit, and then tannins come through the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
91
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
A complex blend of 43% merlot, 31% cabernet sauvignon, 9% cabernet franc, 9% malbec and 3% shiraz, part estate-, part contract-grown. The scented, perfumed bouquet has red fruits, French oak and distinct leatherwood aromas, with the silky palate driven by a complex array of sweet red fruits, the tannins fine and balanced.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
94
WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Fresh lightweight with floral aromas and sweet spicy/mint blackberry flavours balanced by firm, drying tannins.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
89
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
The eclectic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Malbec/Shiraz works well in this vintage, with a smooth and supple array of red and black fruits, a touch of chocolate and ripe, although gentle, tannins. Ready now, but will hold.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
91
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Good hue; does show its alcohol, but there is a large volume of predominantly blackcurrant fruit, with the added complexity of an amazing blend of6 clones of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%)/Merlot (14%)/Cabernet Franc (12%)/Malbec (8%)/Shiraz (6%).
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90
Nick Stock (2004 Vintage) says
This pitches cool-climate style, and some savoury bottle-derived maturity adds interest. Not exactly Rubenesque: rhubarb and dried cassis, liqueured fruits, leaves and mint. Very supple palate, more mint and berries here, subtle spices and a dense, resolute finish. Like a ripe luncheon claret!
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
91
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
A lively, sweet but understandably complex array of fruit flavours; remarkably, doesn't show the dead fruit characters of many '03s; good length, balance and structure. Cabernet Sauvignon (59%, 6 clones)/Shiraz (12%)/Merlot (12%)/Cabernet Franc (10%)/Malbec (7%).
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
92
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Sweet, juicy blackberry, plum, blackcurrant and cassis fruit do all the talking; oak and tannins incidental music.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
90
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Highly aromatic and spicy; delicious medium-bodied wine, entirely fruit-driven by its cocktail of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Shiraz.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
94

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