Reschke Bull Trader Cabernet Merlot, Coonawarra 2008 $23
With seven years of age under its belt, this is a bargain, showing some brick-red tints and a bouquet which has built some matured complexity. It’s a leaner, more elegant style, with measured tannins and mellow red fruit flavours. (14.1 per cent alcohol; screw cap) Score: 91 ★★★★ – view on huonhooke.com
Ageing: Up to eight years
Food idea: Aged hard cheeses, such as Comte.
Stockists: Dan Murphy’s (Vic. & NSW)
Ranked #7 of 19 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend tasted from Coonawarra
Price Benchmark: $32.00 Avg 91pt 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend tasted from Australia