2009 €˜Muse€™ Reserve Cabernet
Mantra Reserve wines are chosen for their inspiration, extraordinary character and perfect representation of variety and region. The Muse Cabernet Sauvignon is evocative of the spirit and seductiveness of Margaret River Cabernet -ÂÃ¢‚¬Â rich blackcurrant and chocolate aromas; deep, dark cherry and blackberry concentration, toasty oak and creamy texture.
…moments, fragments, thoughts, visions, people, places, sounds, smells, texture, touch, emotion, passion, desire, inspire, tempt, escape, revel, dream…
Muse €“ this is your mantra.
Best with rich meats and roasted veges… or pasta, pizza, cheese.
Harvest: April 2009 Bottled: October 2010 Alcohol: 13.5%
Oak: 20% new, 80% one & two year-ÂÃ¢‚¬Âold French oak for 18 months
Vineyards: Three main vineyard sources in the central Margaret River region situated on gravel, karri loam and clay.
Awards & Reviews
Ray Jordan Wine Guide 2013
Plenty has been packed into this powerful expression of Margaret River cabernet. Blackcurrant and dark chocolate on the nose with a subtle mix of savoury oak. The palate is deeply concentrated with ripe firm tannin and liberal oak to support it. Still controlled and focused with a sustained finish. A wine with great cellaring potential €“ 95 points.
James Halliday 2012 Wine Companion
Highly polished and fragrant bouquet of pure cassis, cedary, fine French oak and a little highlight of violet; the palate is soft and amply-ÂÃ¢‚¬Âfruited on entry, with fine grained tannins taking the fruit on a long and full-ÂÃ¢‚¬Âblooded ride to the finish line
Winewise Magazine €“ August 2012
The nose shows blackcurrant and bay leaf aromas, and the impressive intensity of this wine is more than matched by the oak.
Gary Walsh, Winefront €“ September 2012 €“ 93 Points
Huon Hooke €“ Aust Gourmet Traveller WINE Magazine €“ April 2012
A powerful, structured, full-ÂÃ¢‚¬Âbodied cabernet with loads of potential. Dark colour; chocolate and vanilla aromas with a hint of tomato. Some stemmy cabernet characters. Herbs, spice, vanilla and dark berries in the mouth, with grip and density €“ 93 Points.
Tyson Stelzer €“ Wine Taste Weekly €“ April 2012
Margaret River reserve cabernet rarely clocks in at this price €“ and this is a true reserve, the highest of the three tiers in the revered pyramid of Brad. Impressively coiled concentration of blackcurrant fruit is constrained within a finely-ÂÃ¢‚¬Âwoven cage of rigid tannins. An excellent expression of an outstanding season, capturing Margaret River€™s hallmarks of graphite and high cocoa dark chocolate €“ 94 Points.
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