Parish Lane Cabernet Merlot 2009 (Great Southern, WA)
14.1%, Screwcap, $25
Sourced from a vineyard outside Albany in WA with very nice views (apparently).
This looks every bit a wine from this cool corner of WA, with mint and lantana coolness on the nose. It’s ripe though, the palate deep and minty with a genuine intensity and raw tannins. I tasted this without knowing the price and though it would be at least $10 more expensive.
Pretty solid really. Should age nicely too.
Score: 17.5/20, 91/100+
Would I buy it? A glass or two.