Kay Brothers Amery Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

I didn't particularly like this wine when I first tried it in June 2011.  It opened to an aroma of cola, vanilla, spices, that liqueur that you find inside chocolates, which with time evolved into a horsey, leathery fragrance inter-woven with bay leaves and a touch of capsicum.  The palate started out spicy, spritzy and a bit hot and wearying, but then settled down into a slightly leathery, plainish rendition of cabernet.  I gave it 83 points (good).

My most recent tasting was a lot more positive.  It is garnet in colour and has a medium intensity aroma of tobacco, earth, a touch of the barnyard, which evolved into an expression of herbs and bay leaf.  It is quite attractive.  The palate has fully integrated and fine grained tannins, medium acidity, medium to long length and intermingled flavours of earth, iodine, bay leaf and blackcurrant.  This is good drinking and ready to drink now.  88-89 points (very good)

Which wine will you get?

Abv: 14%
Price: mid $20s
Website: http://www.kaybrothersamerywines.com/
Tasted: March 2012
McLaren Vale
June 16, 2011

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