Wine Reviews by Vintage

Charles Cimicky The Red Blend 1998

Mature, soft and round.

Reviewed by Fine Wine Club - Monday 23 May 2011 04:13 PM

Mature, soft and round.

  • Rating: 88 (Average for all reviewers 90)
  • Drink: Drink in the next 1 to 5 years

A delicious and satisfying cabernet blend from the Barossa

Reviewed by nicholas.enge_19549 - Friday 6 May 2011 08:39 PM

From the Barossa, a delicious and satisfying blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and cabernet franc. Popped and poured, ready to go immediately. Looks almost black in the glass, with purple edges. Nose shows herbs, some eucalypt , and earth. Tastes of concentrated, rich black fruits, with the herbs and earth in the background. Finish is long and nicely drying, with liquorice, menthol plus well balanced levels of alcohol, acid, and fine soft tannins. Drank over a couple of hours, the richness of the flavours intensified as that time passed, so there's likely plenty of life left in this vintage.

  • Rating: 92 (Average for all reviewers 90)
  • Drink: Drink in the next 1 to 5 years

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