Wee Angus Cabernet Merlot 2011 Review

Posted: December 11, 2013 in Australia
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Wee Angus Cabernet Merlot 2011Wee angus

Style: Mid to full bodied red

Region: South Eastern Australia

Overview: I was tickled pink when I saw this wine pop up in my recent tasting. The Wee Angus is ‘little brother’ to the Angus the Bull Cabernet Sauvignon. Humorous in itself, but say the names of the producer, wine and winemaker out load in a Scottish accent ­– The Aberdeen Wine Company, Angus the Bull Cabernet, made by Hamish MacGowan – and the hilarity really ensues. Absolute gold, well for me at least. The Aberdeen Wine Co. have been savvy marketers and the Wee Angus is a great entry level addition to their portfolio.

Tasting note: A leafy, lean nose with some rich plum notes and black olive aromas. On the palate, plum and blackcurrant characters feature and are complemented by a touch of mocha with a velvety mouthfeel and grippy tannins. It finishes lean with good length.          

Final Say: Best enjoyed with a steaming plate of haggis on the shores of Loch Ness. $14.99 a bottle.

Score: 16 out of 20

For any questions or feedback feel free to email me on spittingoptional@gmail.com

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