Soumah Skye Blox Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (Yarra Valley, Vic)
13.5%, Screwcap, $20
This Cabernet, however, isn’t quite right. A light and fragrant nose with DMS and blackcurrant. The palate, however, is meaty and dry, a little rustic and even horsey, the edges just a little raw – quite a contrast to the other Soumah wines. The finish is clear and fresh but I can’t quite shake the furry, meaty edges.
A bad bottle, perhaps, or just not this wine’s day.
Tasted: July 2014
Score: 16/20, 87/100
Would I buy it? Not on this showing.
Buy online: Soumah website