1998 Clairault Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 13.5%


From the northern part of the Margaret River region, this delightful wine now shows the benefit of keeping these MR cabs at least 5 years in the cellar before drinking them. Sorry to say this was our last bottle, and curious bottles they are being heavier empty than most bottles are when full.
The colour is showing the age a little and is brick red, the nose is a delicious mix of sweet blackberry fruit, chocolate, cigar box, smoky oak and a dab of MR mint.
The palate is medium bodied and elegant and reflect the nose. Fruit is now perfectly balanced with the oak, it has a soft, round mouthfeel and fine and restrained tannins. The finish is very long and still spicy after all these years. This would go with any red meat dishes, slow cooked Greek lamb would be one, and also pretty good with cheese.

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