Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mt Monster 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

On first glance it may appear to be a wacky made up name but there is definitely a Mt Monster vineyard and winery which you can find 300km south east of Adelaide.
The Bryson family have been farming in South Australia for over 150 years. Wine is a more recent enterprise but it still very much a family business that utilises the winemaking talents of Ben Riggs. Yes, it's that ubiquitous Mr Riggs who has a well deserved reputation as a very talented winemaker.
There are quite a few things that I REALLY like about their two current release reds. For starters they taste like their variety should and for cabernet, in particular, that's a rare thing nowadays. They are both extremely user friendly and while short term cellaring is an option they are ready to enjoy now. Fruit dominates rather than wood and there are nice tannins and acids supporting the fruit. And best of all they are brilliant value.
Not a huge fan of the label but as we all know, it's the stuff inside the bottle that counts.

RRP: $ No idea????
Our Price: $12 per bottle by the doz


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