Tim Knapstein Cabernet Merlot 1999

78 points

Clare Valley, South Australia.

Overlooked retailer stock (i.e. “found out the back”) that I was pleased to purchase (why buy the 2004 when the 1999 is available).

Unfortunately this wine reminds me that Australia has always struggled with merlot.  Rather weirdly exotic over and under ripe aromas, a bit confronting.  Warm sweetish palate, and yet with tinned asparagus.

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