Bremerton Tamblyn Cab/Shiraz/Malbec/Merlot 2013

Langhorne Creek has long produced fruit for blends and certainly the big boys such as Penfolds and Wolf Blass are no strangers to the vines. Probably slightly undervalued but no less quality than some other wine regions.

Bremerton, Tamblyn, Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz/Malbec/Merlot, Langhorne Creek 2013

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So the split is labelled as Cab Sauv 47%, Shiraz 33%, Malbec 11% and Merlot 9%. Pencil lead, graphite, tinned plums, dusty purple flowers, black cherries with menthol shadows.  The bear hug of peppery plummy fruity Shiraz (and the extra hugger-in-crime: Merlot) provide an almost false start as the lean blackcurrant from the Cabernet stands up and dusts itself off, whilst the Malbec waves a purple fruit banner and a herby waft. Leaves a lingering sheen and a sweet young garlic note. Pleasant full bodied drinking and on a Wednesday with an easy mid week dinner…before you know it, half the bottle is gone.

RRP: $18

Alc: 14.5%

Wine sample courtesy of Bremerton Wines

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