Petaluma Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Review

Posted: September 3, 2013 in Australia
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Spitting: OptionalPetaluma Cabernet 2012

Petaluma Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Vintage: 2012

Style: Full bodied red.

Country: Australia 

Region: Coonawarra

Tasting note: It floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee. A fast left jab that stuns you and a right cross that leave you reeling. What I’m trying to say is that this wine is the perfect balance of power and elegance. The nose is just what I would expect from a Coonawarra Cabernet: dusty with notes of cassis, some subtle leafiness and just a hint of that trademark menthol. Raspberry, plum, blackberry and cherry on the palate are all tied together by lovely, spicy oak. This is one for the cellar; give it three to five years to settle down and it really should start to strut its stuff.

Final Say: This wine has everything there is to love about Cabernet. You can pick it up for $25-30 a bottle, which is relatively cheap for a cellar dweller like this wine.

Score: 17.5 out of 20

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Jack Davis

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