|Seppelt Moyston Cabernet Merlot
Not sourced from Moyston anymore
Seppelt Moyston Cabernet Merlot 2004 (Bendigo, Grampians)
14%, Screwcap, $30
Source: Fellow uni student’s cellar
On a rather chilly night here in Dookie this seemed entirely appropriate. A meat and 3 veg wine if ever there was one.
What I did find slightly surprising about this was the twiggy, slightly herbal/tomato bush hints. I wasn’t really expecting such definition on the nose really, so let’s mark that down as a surprise, though the odd whiff of caramel also suggests some mixed ripeness too. The palate though is real dry red territory, with hearty, meaty, savoury characters over a firm and blundering, warmish finish. It’s anything but a subtle wine, but what’s there seems absolutely solid.
Plenty to like here then, if not quite enough to love. 16.7/89