Friday, June 18, 2010

Sandalford Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Wow!  I haven’t had much cab lately, as I’ve had a hard time finding one I like at a price I’m willing to pay.  So this is a great find.  It’s drinking beautifully already – great nose, perfectly integrated tannins, excellent fruit and depth, without being the stereotypical Aussie fruit bomb.  I’m very sensitive to the green flavour of under-ripe cab, and there is not the slightest hint of that.  But it isn’t in the least jammy either.  These grapes must have been picked when they were perfectly ripe.  Good complexity already, and only three years old.  This is excellent value at the price.  I will definitely be picking up a bunch more of this, both for drinking now and to see how it evolves.


  1. I went up to Prospect St to pick up another bottle of this, and saw it was being offered in the wine machine. I tried a glass, and it had an overpowering nose of menthol. I couldn't bring myself to buy another bottle, even though I'd enjoyed it first time around.

  2. Had the Concha Toro Merlot Trio tonight- love that wine.