Monday, November 29, 2010

McWilliams Mt Pleasant 'Jack' Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

This is a new wine in the McWilliams/ Mt Pleasant lineup, a little brother to Phil, Lizzie and Flo.  Named after Lawrence John (Jack) McWilliam, part of the famous wine family.

Brooding deep youthful purple, subdued nose, perhaps due to its young age; palate - chocolate, blackcurrant, French oak, not 1 facet dominating. Cabernet leafiness evident on the nose and the palate in a tomato bush ->mint spectrum. Dry firm tannins as expected in a young cab. Improved with airing and time in the glass. Medium bodied, palate will flesh out a little. Not showy but I suspect this wine will do well in the medium term. Definitely worth trying. 13.5% alc. 88+ $19 cellar door

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