Monday, November 4, 2013

Hope Estate "The Cracker" WA Cabernet Merlot

The grapes were grown at Donnybrook in the Geographe wine region of WA. The juice was then trucked across the Nullabor to the Hunter Valley where it was fermented and the wine was created.

I discovered this cracker on a recent zip through the Hunter, tasting 30 wines in less than 3 hours, that also unearthed the McWilliams 1877. What I particularly like about it is the extraordinary high level of fruit sweetness that they've been able to achieve at 14% a/v with a wine that's still in perfect balance. It gives me that rarity of a serious red with a level of sweetness that will appeal to the beginners

Our Price: $17 per bottle by the dozen


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