Hoddles Creek Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Hoddles Creek is an estate in the Yarra Valley that I am not particularly familiar with.  As an unabashed fan of cabernet (done well, that is), however, I was very pleased to try this wine.  Yarra Valley cabernet, when it works, can be outstanding.  The 2006 was a good year in the Yarra Valley too for cabernet.

What then of Hoddles Creek's 2006 cab?  It has a tightly wound aroma of blackcurrants.  On the palate, there are tannins and some length, and a certain coiled tension that reminded me a little of a younger Yarra Yering.  I think this wine is really quite good, and most certainly a bargain.  86 points.

Abv: 13%
Price: around $20
Would I buy it having tasted it?  Yes
Website: http://www.hoddlescreekestate.com.au/
Yarra Valley
February 27, 2011
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