Woodstock Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

The Woodstock table wines are made by Scott Collett and Ben Glaetzer.  I don't know Scott's wines, but I am a strong supporter of Ben Glaetzer's wines.

As someone with a palate predisposed to cabernet, I nonetheless sometimes struggle with the hot climate versions of this grape: there is a loss of definition and the cabernet starts tasting like, well, not like cabernet.  And McLaren Vale is hot, at least from the perspective of someone living in Melbourne.  Woodstock's 2009 vintage of their cabernet sauvignon has an aroma of sweet fruit and vanilla oak.  On the palate, there are black fruits, oak, tannins evident and quite some length.  A nice wine, that should be cellar worthy.  86 points. (7.1/10)

Abv: 13.5%
Price: around $25
Would I buy it having tasted it?  No, but only because my personal preference is not generally for warmer climate cabernets.  This is a good wine.
Website: http://www.woodstockwine.com.au
McLaren Vale
March 13, 2011

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