Majella Coonawarra Cabernet 2001 (review)

83 points

From Coonawarra, South Australia. 14%

Multi trophy winner, including the Stoddard (best 1 year old red) in Brisbane.

Dark and shiny, with a lifted nose of mint, berries, varnish, and French oak. Lots of sweet flavours, in an aggressive acidic structure. Perhaps this is the sort of thing that really stands out in a wine show ?

But is this wine or a bottled fruit concoction ?

It might mellow and integrate with age, but it is already 4 years old, I simply suspect that the VA will be increasingly noticeable as the fruit softens and fades.

Fairly priced at least. And better than the shiraz.

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