2010 Battle of Bosworth Cabernet Sauvignon

Battle of Bosworth Cabernet Sauvignon can cellar very well in good years. The 2005, reviewed three years ago, is still travelling well. Shame I only have one bottle left. Still, this 2010 release is quite marvellous and I’ll certainly be laying some down in a cool dark place to let it get even better.

Composure, sensitivity and balance are the keys here. It’s almost dapper actually. Blackcurrant and tobacco leaf sit alongside tar and cedary oak. That lovely Cabernet dustiness is present in the long-chain tannin and there is good spice at play. It’s not far off medium bodied, displaying an elegance that marks the better years when it comes to McLaren Vale Cabernet. Very persuasive all up, especially at the price.  Excellent

Region: McLaren Vale
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $25
Tasted: March 2012


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