Stella Bella Margaret River Cabernet Merlot 2007

91+ points

Margaret River, Western Australia. 14%

Very flash young wine. Lovely oak, dense savoury and sweet red fruits with a nice whack of tannin on the finish. Sweeter than Bordeaux, with slightly noticeable alcohol. Reminded me of Te Mata Coleraine.

James Halliday rates this highly and says it will last until 2027. I’m not quite so sure it will go this distance, it has some great components but the balance is slightly off because of the alcohol.

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