Thursday, May 24, 2012

Ringbolt 2010 Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

The respected auction house Langtons has stamped its authority on the wine market with its Classification System that rates wines as Exceptional, Outstanding [GOT TO LOVE THAT ONE!], Excellent and Distinguished. It's a fine system in that it continually evolves and this link is a worthwhile read.

The usual suspects are featured in the highest categories but I wonder how long it will be before Ringbolt Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon charges up the Classifications. I believe the first vintage was 2001 and it's chalked up a dazzling show record since then. Akin to one of these TV talent shows [Wow, what a voice and you're only 16] this is "what a wine and it's only $20!" It regularly outscored wines many times its price such as Penfolds flagship cabernet 707.

This is an outstanding example of Margaret River Cabernet without the inflated price tag. You can read all about it here
Sensible 13.5% a/v and plenty of acid suggest a long and rewarding cellar life - ie it needs a fair bit of breathing right now. It showed up best on the reliable Kitchen Bench Test on day four.

Wholesale is just under $19 so the days of being $20 should be long gone. BUT NOT YET!

Our Price: $18 per bottle by the dozen  


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