Anyway, this Cabernet Merlot isn’t from Mudgee so I can save my ranting for another time…
Instead this is an almost too-serious wine for its pricepoint – altogether too bony, too structural and too grown up for a $25 Cab Merlot. It smells of cedar, violets and spice and a little herbs, over a dry, high acid palate touched with a hint of animal hide. This flaunts with under-ripeness before stepping back in with enough juice to carry the wine forward.
Too serious by half, but you know what? Kudos Pete Logan for making it the way he wants. As you should when your name is on the label really…
Score: 17.5/20, 91/100
Would I buy it? A two glass proposition. Maybe more in years to come.