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Good review for the Clonakilla Cabernet Merlot 2001

By johnboy - 26 January 2009 3

Fullpour.com has high praise for the local Clonakilla Cabernet Merlot 2001:

    There’s a really interesting interplay between luxurious flavours and structure, which moves from slippery to textured to almost crunchy on the after palate. Here it becomes evident there’s still considerable acidity keeping the wine fresh, and I imagine guaranteeing it a few more productive years in bottle.

    Cabernet may not contribute to the Canberra District’s renown, but here’s a wine that, eight years after vintage, is still continuing to improve. Not bad. A beautiful wine.

Apparently you can pick if up for around $35.

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Good review for the Clonakilla Cabernet Merlot 2001
ant 1:14 pm 26 Jan 09

Winery websites often list retailers who sell their wines.

You know, local wines are really impressive. They used to be overpriced for what they were, but the ones I’ve had lately are damn good.

The best aussie Sauv Blanc I’ve found is actually from Doonkuna, this side of Murrumbateman. It’s $16 a bottle at retailers, but $8 a bottle by the box from the cellar door. Brilliant.

sepi 12:55 pm 26 Jan 09

Noice – where can we buy some – anyone know?

shauno 12:21 pm 26 Jan 09

Nice one I’ll have to try a bottle when I get back to Aussie in late Feb.

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