Saturday, 16 September 2017

1993 Cabernet Merlot, Tim Knappstein


There is something about me and the 1993 vintage, where ever in the world the grapes have grown. I just seem to like the wines from this vintage.
Here is another bottle, opened with grilled steaks with a home made béarnaise sauce and oven fried root vegetables.

1993 Cabernet Merlot, Tim Knappstein
Made out of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 4% Malbec, this Clare Valley/Lenswood (the first vintage with grapes from Lenswood) has a nose that is mature, warm and round with notes of vanilla cooked raspberries and blueberries with additional notes of plums, smoke and a hint of toothpaste. Very likeable although a tad lacking in complexity.
The taste is mature, velvety and warm with notes of blueberries, bonfire smoke, asphalt and some incense. Very good in a direct, mature, smooth kind of way.
The back label says "may be cellared up to five years". I waited almost 25...
87p   (tasted 2017/09)

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