Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Atalon Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2009

Few Napa Valley wines make their way to Australian shores, which is a pity, because I think there is merit in benchmarking Australian cabernet sauvignon to this important wine region as well as the more usual French comparisons.  I spotted this particular cabernet sauvignon at a certain national retailer.   Aromatics of wood spice and tomato leaf resolved to blackberries with time in the glass.  The palate expression was of powdery tannins, wood, blackberries, medium (or perhaps a touch more) length and some extract and texture.  Initially a little unconvinced that I wasn't drinking a lesser Coonawarra wine, it persuaded me as the fruit opened up with more time in the glass.  Good

Abv: 14.6%
Price: $38
Vendors: Check http://www.wine-searcher.com/
Website: http://www.atalon.com
Tasted: 2013
Subscribe: Subscribe to benefit from regular, considered and independent wine reviews from Grape Observer. Please enter your email address in the subscription icon on the right of screen to receive updates by email.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments appreciated.