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Tamburlaine Organic Cabernet Sauvignon 20122012-tamburlane-organic-cabernet_1

Style: Full-bodied Red.

Region: Orange, NSW

Overview: Let’s not tip toe here. Whenever a judge or wine critic sees the word ‘Organic’ on a label, we all give a little inward grown. The problem is that wine is becoming like fruit and vegetables in this respect. Some producers use the term ‘organic’ as marketing spin to sell their wine, rather than focusing on quality. Don’t get me wrong; there are more than a few producers who are making cracking wines that happen to be organic but more often than not, it’s not the term ‘organic’ that will sell those wines. This wine falls into the latter category, a cracking wine that just happens to be organic. Will there ever be a time that I can say the same for Natural Wines? (Bring on the haters).

Tasting note: An elusive nose, it gives nothing but the palate is generous and ripe with characters of plum and blackberry. This wine shows the hallmarks of Cabernet Sauvignon structure and big, chewy tannins. After this onslaught there are lingering notes of cedar oak and mocha.

Final Say: And the price! What a bargain. $14.99 a bottle.

Score: 18 out of 20

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