Wisdom Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

80 points

Margaret River, WA. 14%

Given quite a rap by some retailers. A Hardys/Houghton wine from WA. Formulaic winemaking. Overpriced.

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Rimauresq 2005

88 points

Cotes de Provence, France. 13.5%

Apparently one of a few vineyards currently with Cru Classé status – that’s a new one to me.

Good, more restrained, fine than many Southern wines.  The lack of Grenache is noticeable.  The blend is Cabernet, Syrah and Carignan.  No obvious oak.  Surprisingly showing some age.