1985 Pine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon

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1985 Pine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon

Post by AHB » 12:21 Thu 16 Apr 2015

Youthful appearance, still a touch of purple in the colouration. Charcoal and lavendar on the nose - could this be Touriga Nacional? Fruity and quite young, but not early youth as the colour might lead you to expect. Soft and gentle tannins at first with great levels of fruit and a modest chewy palate. The texture and palate runs through the aftertaste and long, sweet fruit and charcoal finish. Served blind this was guessed to be the 2005 Marie Therese from Crasto. 93/100. Drunk 10-Apr-15 as part of the Doty Cup.
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