Friday, November 9, 2012

Chateau Reynella McLaren Vale Basket Pressed Cabernet Merlot, 1994

Bright ruby color and bright fruity presence for an 18-year-old wine. Blackberries, currants, oak and a hint of green herbs. Intensely fruity, as the label suggests, even in its old age. Slightly warm, though; the alcohol is 14%, and it's beginning to show a bit. For a wine purchased for about $10, this wine has held up remarkably well. I don't know what the current vintage would sell for...or even if the wine is still made.

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