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Starvedog Lane Cabernet Merlot

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Starvedog Lane Cabernet Merlot

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Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
The Starvedog Lane reds are really kicking goals. This is another super wine. It's got flesh and tannin, sex appeal and length. A complete package. Has flavours of mulberry and blackcurrant, polished cedary oak and a chocolatey bitterness. Can't fault it.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
94
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
Fresh aromas of sweet black and red berries, cedar/vanilla oak, mint and menthol precede a moderately firm, lean and drying palate of dark-fruited, minty flavour. It's long and rather subdued, with undertones of eucalypt and menthol, but should flesh out in time.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
89
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2006 Vintage) says
This is a blend of 70 per cent cabernet sauvignon and 30 per cent merlot, and it's very successful. What an excellent wine. Elegance plus! Lots of briar, blackcurrant, mint and chocolate, the flavours drawing directly through to a long, tangy, tannic finish. It's a wine that seems to achieve all its goals - and in the process tastes exactly how a cabernet merlot should taste. Slightly bitter aftertaste but in tip-top form overall.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
91
Campbell Mattinson (2005 Vintage) says
There was a time not too long ago when a lot of people thought the Adelaide Hills were too cool for heavier red varieties such as cabernet and shiraz. Whether it's global warming, better grape growing or better site selection -something has changed, and dramatically for the better. 2005 RELEASE This has the kind of thick wad of flavour that you rarely see in Australian cabernet. It's more of a Bordeaux trait. It gives the wine an expansiveness in your mouth, the flavours of blackcurrant, eucalypt and blackberry coming across as more than the sum of their parts. The reach of fine, filigreed tannin continues the impression. DRINK 2012-2019.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
92

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