Allinda Cabernets 2004

I like this small producer from the Yarra Valley and think their cabernet can be a good Bordeaux cru bourgeois substitute.  I've previously tasted this vintage of their cabernet and thought it was marred by a "spritziness" that I found rather detracted from the wine.  This problem persisted with more than a couple of bottles, and so I wondered whether it was a fault - perhaps re-fermentation in the bottle.  For the non-spritzy bottles, expect an aroma of black fruits and quite appealing oak, and a pleasant palate and 84 points.  The spritzy ones, I'm afraid, score in the 70s.

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