Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Fairbank Cabernet 2006 & Syrah 2008

Fairbank wines are built to age well and these current releases are no different. In fact Fairbank is having a museum release of the 2003 wines. While I haven't tried those wines I would suspect that they are drinking well.

Fairbank Syrah 2008

The wine starts out with a dirty barnyard componant and but on the palate the flavours are savoury dusty blackberries and spice. There is a little caramel swirl action on the mid-palate on an otherwise medium bodied wine that is very long in the mouth.

Alcohol: 13.8%
Price: $25
Rated: 87
Drink: Now - 2020

2008 Fairbank Syrah

Fairbank Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2006

Plumpy in the mouth, even though the merlot is only 9 percent of the blend. There are favours  of plum, leafy blackcurrant, spice and wood oven cooked beef. The flavoures are definately savoury with a hint of bitterness on the back end which makes this enchanting and interesting to drink.

Alcohol: 13%
Price: $25
Rated: 90
Drink: 2016 +

2006 Fairbank Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

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