Michael Unwin Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

I tried this wine at a café in Ballarat.  With fish too.  I usually like food and wine matching, but on this day I thought stuff it.  I almost fell off the chair with this wine.  The chair was in a sound state, though I didn't inspect it.  An aroma of blackcurrant and mint (no surprises here for this cool region) wafted from the glass.  The palate though stood out with its very good length, acid backbone and blackcurranty, Bordeaux like, flavour.  Was there a trace of bitterness?  Perhaps, ever so slightly.  But not so much that I wouldn't go back for more.  88 points (7.3/10)

Abv: not noted down
Price: about $25 (current vintage)
Would I buy it having tasted it?  Yes
Western Victoria
May 14, 2011

Featured post

IMW Annual Bordeaux tasting - 2013 vintage

Held in Sydney by the Institute of Masters of Wine on the weekend, this was …

Popular Posts

Exclusive/small production winery mailing lists

Well executed mailing lists provide benefits to consumer and winery alike.  …

Colonel and The Merchant Barossa Shiraz 2016

I tasted this wine blind, not knowing it was a $10 wine.  Actually, it's…

Lucinda Estate Circa 1990 South Gippsland Pinot Noir 2015

A first wine for me from this producer, and a good one.  Lucinda Estate in S…