Sunday, January 01, 2006

Red Knot Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Colored a dark burgundy, this wine has very strong overtones of blueberry juice. It is slightly toothy, but not at all jammy like many of the Australian Shiraz wines we've sampled. The nose is more of a mixed berry and the finish is slightly sour. There is a very subtle hint of pepper. Tanins are non-existent. In fact, I would not guess that this was a cab if I had blind tasted it.

Red Knot is produced in the Mclaren Valley is Southern Australia. Like many of the Australian wines, between the price and the ready-to-drink status, its a good value. At about 12 bucks a bottle, I recommend it. If you can find it closer to 10 bucks, I'd recommend a half-case. Drink now.

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