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Westend Estate 3 Bridges Cabernet Sauvignon

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Westend Estate 3 Bridges Cabernet Sauvignon

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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Good purple-crimson; the wet vintage led to a blend of Hilltops and Riverina (normally 3 Bridges is 100% Riverina), which went on to win the Stodart Trophy at the Queensland Wine Show Õ12. It has been remarkably well made, with excellent varietal expression from its cassis fruit, ripe tannins and quality oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
Spicy and floral, with assertive smoky aromas of cassis, dark plums and vanilla/coconut oak. Full to medium-bodied, it reveals a bright, even length of fruit, fine, drying tannins and assertive oak that should integrate with time in the bottle.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Very stylish and finely crafted, with a minty fragrance of cassis, mulberries, raspberries, fresh cedar/vanilla oak and a suggestion of dried herbs. It's brightly lit and elegant, with a fine, dusty backbone beneath its excellent length of fresh, translucent fruit, culminating in an impression of elegance and charm as well as underlying strength and potential
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Cassis/blackcurrant and mocha/cedar oak join together on the bouquet and medium-bodied palate alike, the tannins ripe and soft; there is also an appealing juicy streak to the wine running through to the finish and aftertaste.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
A densely concentrated and essency blackcurrant and black olive bouquet is on display; the palate reveals more light and shade, with vibrant acidity and firm gravelly tannins gelling harmoniously on the finish. A big-boned Cabernet done well.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
A considerable amount of effort in the winery has built the structure, particularly the tannins of this wine; ultimately, a lighter touch might have been better, but it's still an impressive outcome.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Marginally baked and hollow, this well-handled but rather jammy young cabernet reveals a smoky, faintly currant-like bouquet of cassis, violets and dark plums partnered by cedary oak and a hint of dark olives. It's very ripe and forward, but then lacks genuine length and drive of ripe fruit flavour down the palate. Framed by supple, dusty tannin, it finishes with moderate persistence.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Clear-cut cabernet fruit expression with blackberry cassis and a touch of olive backed by quite firm tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
Lightly floral, smooth and polished, with a moderately intense presence of dark plums, berries and restrained vanilla oak, it's slightly sappy, rather herbal and lacking in focus. A modest length of fruit is supported by drying and slightly angular tannin.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2006 Vintage) says
We note that the front label of this wine has the words 'Winemakers Selection' on it... without an apostrophe. How are young red-wine drinkers supposed to learn? We can't imagine many people not enjoying this. It has substance, richness and lots of smooth mouthfeel. It tastes of blackcurrants, toast and peanuts, and it works through to a satisfying finish. All boxes ticked - it's ready for drinking.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Medium-bodied, with precise varietal expression through a mix of blackcurrant, cassis and mulberry; good tannin and oak management; a tribute to both vintage and winemaker.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Meaty, slightly pruney and green-edged, with a deep and almost stewy core of cassis and dark plum fruit coated by robust, slightly raw tannins. Sweet cedar/vanilla oak smooths out the palate, before finishing savoury earthy and quite grippy. It still needs time to settle.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Sweet violet and cassis aromas with mocha/cedary oak and minty undertones of eucalypt and dried herbs precede an oaky, forward and earthy palate of up-front jammy fruit. It's plummy, minty and vibrant, with a slightly hollow centre, and lacks the depth and structure for longer cellaring.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
A solid mix of blackcurrant, blackberry and a splash of spice; savoury tannins, good length.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; the bouquet offers unusually concentrated blackberry fruit and subtle oak. The palate has plenty of depth with attractive, sweet cassis/berry fruit, soft and ripe tannins, and appropriate sweet oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999

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