Train Trak Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Train Trak are a small producer from the Yarra Valley, situated between Yarra Glen and Healesville. I've driven past it a few times, but never quite made it to the door. Their cabernet sauvignon caught my eye at an IGA supermarket, where apparently some effort is made to stock wines such as these which I imagine may struggle for wide distribution.

The 2006 vintage of Train Trak's cabernet sauvignon is a medium to pronounced intensity ruby in colour, and has a typical cabernet sauvignon aroma of blackcurrant and cedar wood and is light in intensity. This wine drinks very easily. It is dry with soft tannins, medium acid and body, short to medium length and has a medium intensity expression of blackcurrants, slightly tart blackberries, some sweet cassis like notes and a touch of hazelnut. Reminding of a lesser cru bourgeois from the left bank in Bordeaux, this ready to drink wine is one of those wines that doesn't command a high score on my watch, yet I was happy to drink it and would be happy to return to it due to its balance. 83-84 points (good)

Abv: 12.5%
Price: $23
Vendors: IGA
Website: Train Trak

Yarra Valley
August 4, 2012

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