Thursday, 30 January 2014

Tyrrell's The Lost Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Tyrrell’s have released a set of new lost block wines that have a regional focus. This wine comes from McLaren Vale which in most years manages to produce good quality rich Cabernet without the leafy nature of many wines from Coonawarra, Yarra Valley and Margaret River.

Tyrrell’s The Lost Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

These new lost block wines need a while in the cellar to fully show their colours. They are a little awkward to begin with but after 2 days open they start to meld together. This might be the problem with 2012 wines as they aren’t as generous as some of the other years like 06, 07, 08 and 09 but the structure of the wines holds them in good stead. In the end the wine has a lovely savoury profile but with blackcurrant, dark chocolate, green pepper corns and spices from the orient.  The medium bodied nature works well with food as is the flavour profile but the greenness of the wine needs either a long stint in the decanter or a few years in the cellar to resolve itself.

Alcohol: 14%
Price: $18
Rated: 84
Drink: 2015 – 2019

Lost Block Cabernet Sauvignon

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