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Here’s to the WA wine experts. Don Hancey

WA Food Ambassador

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Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Great year for cabernet and this is one of the finest examples. So immensely powerful yet with typical Coonawarra finesse and elegance. Deep and rich with lavish texture coming from the ripe fruit and use of predominantly French oak with a little dab of American. Ripe tannins and fine grained oak feature prominently. There is some typical Coonawarra mint on the nose working with the red berry characters. Will handle extended cellaring.

Score: 94/100

Score: 90/100

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This has been a consistent wine over the years and often delivers well above its price point. This is one of the better ones from this vintage.

A ‘complete’ wine in every way. Right on the money for value-formoney and with quality that punches well above its price point.

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Houghton Red Classic 2011 Another cracking combination of cabernet shiraz and merlot. An excellent vintage: spicy and soft with a bright vibrancy bouncing of the palate.

Score: 91/100

Score: 90/100

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St Hallett Gamekeepers Shiraz Grenache 2010 The wonderful vintage has impacted on these lower price wines and this soft and generous red blend is right on the money. One the best value wines of the tasting.

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Vasse Felix Classic Dry Red 2011

Wills Domain Cabernet Merlot 2012

This was a terrific vintage for reds in Margaret River and it shows in this modestly priced shiraz. Smooth and velvety yet so rich and concentrated.

Brilliant vibrant colour is the first indication that this is a mighty impressive follow-up to the star of last year’s tasting. Highly perfumed with lifted notes of red berry and violet.

A shiraz cabernet sauvignon blend from Margaret River. In fact it’s one of the most famous of this style and name.

This is such a deliciously appealing cab merlot blend. The mix of dark chocolate and blackcurrant is immediately striking on the nose.

Score: 92/100

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Howard Park Miamup Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Brookland Valley Unison Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

An elegant and stylish medium to full bodied cabernet from Margaret River. The nose is pure black currant fruit with just a little varietal leafiness and a touch of black olive tartness.

This is a new label from Brookland Valley that sits above the Verse 1 range. There’s an appealing leafy influence and lots of medium bodied red berry carried through to an effortless finish.

Score: 93/100

Score: 91/100

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P r o u d ly s e l l i n g R a y J o r d a n ’ s T o p 1 0 0 t o d a y.

Score: 92/100

Moondah Brook Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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Supple and vibrant with abundant red fruit characters supported with a creamy vanillin oak. The tannins are supple and the oak ample.

Brookland Valley Verse 1 Shiraz 2011

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Taylor’s Shiraz 2012

Score: 91/100

Score: 92/100

Score: 90/100

Score: 93/100

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Deep Woods Ebony Cabernet Shiraz 2011

Score: 93/100

Fifth Leg Shiraz 2011

Score: 92/100

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Consistently one of the very best wines in this price point and this is absolutely one of the best. Comes from the ever expanding Peter Fogarty wine portfolio. Fine and balanced with a poise and fruit expression you expect from high priced wines. A class act at this price point.

McWilliam’s Hanwood Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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West Cape Howe Cabernet Merlot 2011 You simply won’t find many better cab merlot blends than this under $20, full stop. Rich and dark fruit presented with a precise and focused elegance and poise. It’s what this style is all about. Has the richness and depth with admirable intensity yet it all happens so effortlessly. A cracking wine.

Thoroughly delicious rich shiraz. The fruit is fully ripe with dense black currant and dark chocolate splashed with a little cedary oak. Great current drinking.

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Score: 96/100

Deen de Bortoli Vat 8 Shiraz 2009

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Devil’s Lair The Hidden Cave Cabernet Shiraz 2011

Evans & Tate Metricup Road Cabernet Merlot 2011

Such a stylish and elegant expression of this classic blend, though not one normally associated with Margaret River. Sweet fruit in the middle palate and perfectly poised finish.

Terrific wine made for current drinking. Great balance between the leafy red berry and light cedary influences. The palate is seamlessly integrated.

Score: 94/100

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Score: 90/100

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Bursting with savoury fruit is this excellent release from the 2012 vintage. Beautiful perfumed spicy notes on the nose with lots of black fruits and a touch of raspberry confection.

Score: 92/100

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Kalleske Clarry’s GSM 2012

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