Suvla Wines Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Good lord, I’d forgotten just how heavy bottles can be. Anyways, this is part of a back vintage coup brought into Australia by the Importer Opal Wines. The fruit grown on the family estate Bozokbag, located on the Gallipoli Peninsula. The wine sealed under cork. 12 months in oak (a fair percentage being new, I reckon) and a gold medal winner at the AWC Vienna Wine Challenge in 2014.

Suvla Wines, Grand Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gallipoli Peninsula, 2011

Still a deep garnet colour with a purple rim and very slow moving legs. Powerful even youthful aromas, of intense blackberry and blueberry, supported by choc, cedary oak. A little tingle of warming spirit posing as freshmint with roasted walnut and fresh Cuban No.4 cigar. Slick to start, with maturing, layered components of tobacco and intense spice over tarry black fruits and cooking chocolate..The tannins are waxy, protruding and pervading. It’s still punchy and maybe a touch warm with a grassy, green edge to the nutty finish, but certainly and interesting wine with few years to go.

Rating:  17/20

Wine sample courtesy of importer Opal Wines`

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