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St Jerome Cabernet Merlot

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St Jerome Cabernet Merlot

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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
This strapping Henderson red is Davorin and Miro Ozich's "pride and joy". A densely coloured, powerful wine which makes no concessions to early-drinking appeal, it is based on estate-grown fruit, matured in French oak barriques for the unusually long period of two years. Matured in all-new French oak barriques, the 1995 has fullish, maturing colour and very good depth of leathery, spicy, nutty, complex flavour. A mouthfilling wine with balanced tannins, it's more forward than most vintages; drink 1999 onwards.
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Michael Cooper (1994 Vintage) says
A strapping Henderson red that is Davorin and Miro Ozich's "pride and joy". A densely coloured, powerful wine which makes no concessions to early drinking appeal, the 1993 vintage is a 60/40 blend of estate-grown fruit, matured in French oak for the unusually long period of three years. The bouquet is still a bit closed, but it's a strapping wine with concentrated flavours of cassis, spice and oak and a taut finish. The 1994 is the second best vintage yet, trailing only the '91. As always it is serious stuff, designed for the long haulbut slightly more supple and approachable than the '93 Robust and tannic with excellent 'concentration of sweet tasting fruit and nutty oak, it is a complex, taut wine, best cellared for another couple of years.
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Michael Cooper (1993 Vintage) says
A strapping Henderson red that is Davorin and Miro Ozich's "pride and joy". A densely coloured, powerful wine which makes no concessions to early drinking appeal, the 1993 vintage is a 60/40 blend of estate-grown fruit, matured in French oak for the unusually long period of three years. The bouquet is still a bit closed, but it's a strapping wine with concentrated flavours of cassis, spice and oak and a taut finish. The 1994 is the second best vintage yet, trailing only the '91. As always it is serious stuff, designed for the long haulbut slightly more supple and approachable than the '93 Robust and tannic with excellent 'concentration of sweet tasting fruit and nutty oak, it is a complex, taut wine, best cellared for another couple of years.
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Michael Cooper (1992 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1991 Vintage) says
A strapping Henderson red that is Davorin and Miro Ozich's "pride and joy". A densely coloured, powerful wine which makes no concessions to early drinking appeal, the 1993 vintage is a 60/40 blend of estate-grown fruit, matured in French oak for the unusually long period of three years. The bouquet is still a bit closed, but it's a strapping wine with concentrated flavours of cassis, spice and oak and a taut finish. The 1994 is the second best vintage yet, trailing only the '91. As always it is serious stuff, designed for the long haulbut slightly more supple and approachable than the '93 Robust and tannic with excellent 'concentration of sweet tasting fruit and nutty oak, it is a complex, taut wine, best cellared for another couple of years.
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Michael Cooper (1990 Vintage) says
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