Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Review: ***+ $$ Cameron Hughes Lot 62 Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley, Australia, 2006 - GOOD VALUE

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By way of background, opening thoughts: This is a cabernet sauvignon from the land of shiraz - Barossa Valley in Australia.  It hails from negociant Cameron Hughes. 

Original tasting and review : This is Cameron Hughes Lot 62 Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley, Australia, 2006, finished at 14.5% alcohol.

In the glass: Deep magenta, ruby and purple at the edges, opaque in the cente.

On the nose: Poured cool and swirled vigorously, shows funky, deep and oaky dark fruit.  From the aroma, seems like this will be sweet, generous and dark.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact full, round and solidly oaked fruit, showing nicely layered ripe blackberry jam.  Clean and dark as it moves across your palate to a modest and clean finish, showing balanced acids, deep fruit and tannins.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars with a big plus for potency and balance on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.  Very good value. 

Following long decant, two days kept cool in partially filled bottle:  The red fruit has a celery note on the nose.  Full, balanced, lush palate.

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