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Robertson of Clare MAX V

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Robertson of Clare MAX V

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James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
A wine that deserves its ÔuniqueÕ epithet: a 57/22/7/7/7% blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, malbec and petit verdot, each component hand-picked and sorted, each fermented separately with one-third in new French 400-litre vinification integrale barrels, the remainder in Mintaro slate fermenters, before 32 months in 100% new French barriques with 19 variations in cooper, forest, toast, etc. Is it flamboyantly OTT? Yes, of course, but its luscious oak-cased flavours and texture do have a certain mesmeric appeal for would-be heroes.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
91
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Strong purple -crimson; a blend of cabernet sauvignon, malbec, cabernet franc, merlot and petit verdot, one-third fermented in special 400-litre French oak vessels, the remainder in slate fermenters; 30 months with 19 different parcels in 100% new oak; lives up to the description, not unlike Vega Sicilia. At this price you will either think it's a great bargain or an expensive curiosity.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
93
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; a five-variety Bordeaux blend, one-third of which was fermented in new French 400-litre 'vinification integrale' barrels; the other two-thirds in Mintaro slate open fermenters; the wine then spent 30 months in 19 variations of new French barriques from five forests. And guess what? It smells and tastes very oaky; the points are for effort.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94

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