De Bortoli Melba Reserve Yarra Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Made in the traditional Claret style, Melba pays tribute to renowned opera diva, Dame Nellie Melba, who for many years resided in the Yarra Valley. Classic style, fine but concentrated, extremely age worthy. The Melba Reserve is a traditional Yarra Valley Cabernet blend that combines the warmth of red fruits and earthy forest flavours, with a rustic whiff of leather and oak. Dim the lights and savour this rich, dry red wine with a slow-cooked shoulder of lamb.
This is vice regal stuff, bred in the purple. The bouquet is extremely expressive of the variety at its best, but it?s the palate that works the magic, simultaneously elegant and intense, dripping with cassis, the tannins honed so fine they gently take your hand and lead you off into the night. Rating: 97 Points; Drink by: 2038; Price: $45.00; Date Tasted: Feb 2016; Alcohol: 13.5%; James Halliday Wine Companion
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