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Tyrrell's Lost Block Cabernet Sauvignon

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A winery that need’s little introduction,Tyrrell’s have been making wines for over 150 years. The Lost Block Range is named after a vintage 1993 when they forgot to harvest a bunch of vines, you could say they lost the plot! But in losing the plot they gained a style that was riper and ready for instant consumption. This Cabernet was not forgotten but it is made in a riper style and shows off the best fruit available from the Great Southern region of WA. It’s perfumed with cassis and spice, and has a good balance due to a firmness of tannins.

Winemaker's Notes

Lifted nose of dark berry/cassis fruit, with some clove spice. It has a vibrant purple colour with a soft palate texture, showing fresh fruit driven flavours which are balanced by silky tannins.

This wine is a perfect match for a variety of rustic dishes including traditional casseroles and roasts, or as a great accompaniment to some good quality cheese.

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Tyrrell's Lost Block Cabernet Sauvignon

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Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
There s a wealth of recognisable cabernet character here: cassis, leafy notes, some roasting herbs and hints of mint. The palate s tart and tangy, sits up front and delivers simple light flavour snaps shut.
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Good Wine Guide
85
WINESTATE (2006 Vintage) says
A soft, well-balanced, jubey fruit wine with some savoury characters and a touch of tomato leaf greenness.
Winestate 20082009
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Attractive, easy-drinking style; the focus is on sweet blackcurrant/cassis fruit. Multi-region blend.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
87
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2003 Vintage) says
While not as appealing as the previous vintage, it is a pleasant, straightforward McLaren Vale cabernet.
Quaff 2005 2004
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Abundant sweet cassis fruit; fine line and acidity. Unanimous gold 2003 National Wine Show.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
94
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2002 Vintage) says
The Lost Block originally referred to a Hunter Valley vineyard of semillon grapes that the Tyrrells' pickers forgot to harvest one year (see page 167 for our review of the latest vintage of that lovely white wine). The name became a successful brand for Tyrrells - so successful in fact that they've extended it to include other styles and this (we can't resist the pun) is the first cab off the rank. What a great cab it is, too: deliciously deep purple, and bursting with juicy, blackcurranty fruit flavours, it's good and grippy and fine and is lovely with steak. It has also been sealed with a screw top.
Quaff 2004 2003

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