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Talinga Park Cabernet Merlot

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Talinga Park has refined the art of making delicious, high quality wines at a price that anyone can afford. This popular blend of Cabernet and Merlot shows just why these two grape varieties are considered perfect partners. This wine has Cabernet’s rich blackcurrant flavours and Merlots juicy plummy flavours. It’s the perfect wine to serve with a lamb chop, or a carefully crafted rissole.

Winemaker's Notes

Deep crimson with youthful purple hues. This richly flavoured wine displays enticing flavours of plum and spicy berry fruit with savoury oak nuances and a silky mouthfeel.

Perfect partner to many styles of modern Australian cuisine as well as farmhouse cheeses.

Alcohol: 14.4%

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Talinga Park Cabernet Merlot

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Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
Well, who would have thought that ten dollars could still go such a long way? This is a very cuddly wine. It tastes of mulberries, various spices, tar and toast but it's the texture that really gets you - smooth and tasty. Just the ticket for a budget night in.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
88
Peter Forrestal (2007 Vintage) says
A favourite of mine, Best Red under $10 two years ago, and back in form. There are fragrant redcurrant pastille aromas, ripe, juicy red jubes and a hint of blackcurrant. Surprisingly concentrated considering its price, with some finesse before an attractive, balanced finish.
Quaff 2009 2008
Campbell Mattinson (2005 Vintage) says
2005 RELEASE Whomever said that the ten buck red is dead needs their head painted red. This is tasty stuff. I first noticed it in a line-up of a vast number of reds and it stood out for its easy, jubey Ribena-like ripeness, cabernet's trademark dustiness stopping it from tipping into cordial territory. It's not a grand red but it quaffs tidily. DRINK 2008.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
84
Peter Forrestal (2004 Vintage) says
Talinga Park is the budget label - under $10 - of the Riverina's Nugan family. They also have the Nugan Estate label (for wines over $20) and Cookoothama (for wines just under the $15 price point). There's nothing subtle about this cabernet merlot - it has heaps of vanillin oak on the nose, is robust and full of dark plummy flavours. However, it is very smooth, easy drinking and therefore immediately approachable. It's a good quaffing red - better than most at this price.
Quaff 2007 2006
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
84
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
80

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