2013 Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Western Australia (Elsewhere $20)
A tangy and rich red with dried plum and berry character. Full body. Flavorful finish. Drink now. (JS)
Robust and concentrated, with vanilla and sarsaparilla accents to the blackberry and cherry flavors. Dried herb notes linger on the velvety finish. Drink now through 2030. Web Only-2016 (MW)
This is a serious mouth full of Cabernet for a ludicrously low price! The latest in a run of dynamite value Cabs from Margaret River - the "Ringbolt" is made by 30 year veteran winemaker Peter Gambetta. Pete has made wine all over the world including some top vintages in Bordeaux. The premium fruit for this wine is selected from top Margaret River vineyards around Wilyabrup (a sub-region I consider the Rutherford of Margaret River) thanks to Peter's long relationships with growers in the region. What I really like about this wine is that it has lovely rich fruit and body but also keeps clear varietal definition with mint, cigar box, cedar notes and fine but persistent, ripe tannins. Great with grilled meat...an everyday Cab that truly delivers the goods. 15 months maturation in French oak...almost unheard of at this price! (Ryan Woodhouse - K&L Aussie Wine Buyer) Winemaker's Notes: "The wine is deep crimson red in colour with a lively blend of cherries, musk and nuances of fine oak on the nose. The palate is complex and textured, opening with bramble fruit yielding to a rich palate reminiscent of well conched Belgium chocolate. The finish is long and fine grained. Enjoy this wine now or with careful cellaring through to 2022. Great with Angus beef!"