Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Marvelous Kaboom 2010 78 Points

Marvellously chunky and rustic with drying tannins, hints of soapy notes, it is clear the Petit Verdot component at 17% is pulling it’s weight considerably and might need a few years to relax, this is further complemented by 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 8% Malbec and 5% Cabernet Franc, could there be a portion of press wine to explained the sturdy unyielding profile? 

Savoury edges with lively farewell, solid offering, best enjoyed at your favourite steakhouse, with some bloody protein and charry treatment might broaden the texture or from 2017 as there is underlying interest behind the beefy tannins, questions is who is cellaring wine in restaurant or at home today? 

Alcohol: moderate plus | 13.5 %abv

Origin: Western Cape Blends

Notes: dark plums| blackcurrants| cassis | graphite | earthy

Ideal drinking occasions: winter time

Serve with: grilled rib eyes

Drink: from 2017 until 2020