2000 Trevor Jones Barossa Cabernet-Merlot (Elsewhere $29.99)
The next in what has become a list of mind-boggling deals in the wine world, is the Trevor Jones Cabernet-Merlot. The wine sells elsewhere for $30 and that's not a bad deal, so $10 is off the charts. The wine is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot and sees a mixture of new and seasoned French oak. The nose has elements of plum, cherry, cedar, tobacco, earth and sandlewood. On the palate, the wine shows the developed character of an older wine with soft tannins, but still good acidity, giving the wine a juicy mouthfeel. At 13% ABV this is not your big, over the top Aussie wine, but rather a wine of restraint from a winemaker with more than 30 years of experience in the Barossa Valley.