Wolf Blass Red Label Cabernet Merlot, South Eastern Australia 2013 $9-$12
With a deepish hue, this smells of blackberry fruit with some leafy, sappy notes and a hint of tomato from the merlot. It’s soft and fruity, smooth and round on the palate, with light tannins and easy balance. Good intensity at its price, and a clean finish. The drinkability is excellent. (13.5 per cent alcohol). Aging: Now to four years. Score: 87 ★★★ – view on HuonHooke.com
Food: Veal parmigiana.
Stockists: BWS, Sydney and Melbourne.
Ranked #10 of 17 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend tasted from Australia
Price Benchmark: $18.50 Avg 87pt 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend tasted from Australia