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Simon Hackett McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon

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Simon Hackett has been turning out decent wines from McLaren Vale since 1981, and this 2008 version is a lush beasty! There's lots of sweet fruit in the glass of dark cherries and blackcurrants, along with a whiff of toasted coconut. The palate is fullsome and succulent, with ripe berry flavours, mellow tannins, and a bit of grip on the juicy finish. Red meat is the go with this one!

Winemaker's Notes

Medium bodied red with intense purple red colour. The nose has a top note of lifted confectionary sweetness. Fresh cherry, ripening strawberry with cassis backing. The palate is smooth and rich, it has good balance throughout with soft accessible tannins lightly dusting the sweet ripe blackberry dominated mid-palate. The American oak sits comfortably towards the back palate.

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Simon Hackett McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon

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James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
An equal display of regional and varietal expression in an unobtrusive, medium-bodied framework
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
87
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Those '03 fruit characters surrounded by swathes of regional dark chocolate, which do help the wine, though not necessarily the varietal character.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
86

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