Wine Of The Week

Fifth Leg Cabernet Shiraz Merlot, Western Australia 2012 $18

This high-profile brand comes from the Treasury-owned Devil’s Lair winery in Margaret River, where winemaker Oliver Crawford plies his trade. Blended from Margaret River and Great Southern grapes, it has a bright colour and stylish cassis and cedar aromas, with a hint of super-ripe fruit. It’s fruit-sweet on entry, very ripe-tasting, with a strong cabernet personality, admirably subtle oak and smooth, balanced tannins. It’s fruit-driven as you might expect at the price. A lovely drink and terrific value for money. Best now to 2024. 14.5 per cent alcohol. 90/100 – Huon’s Wine 360

Food: grilled meats, especially lamb chops and pork sausages; meaty casseroles; hard cheeses such as reggiano and gruyere.

Stockist: First Choice stores 

Ranked #4 of 20 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend tasted from South West Australia

Price Benchmark: $15.33
Avg 90pt 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend tasted from Australia

Winery Rating: 95.0
Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

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