Pig in the House Cabernet 2007 (Cowra, NSW)
$14.50, Diam, 13%
Certified Organic products are hard to find under $20, presumably because organic viticulture is more cost intensive than traditional farming. So I was rather excited to see this land on my desk. The label looks fun, the price is excellent, expectations where high. But it just didn’t deliver.
Dusty, corky and oaky on the nose, it smells like dody old oak. Old oak, edged with caramelised, super ripe, rubbery red fruit. It’s a sadly unappealing nose that’s confected and dull. On the palate it tastes cooked, hard and resinous.
Geez I hope this is a dud bottle. 13