Terre à Terre Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 (Wrattonbully, SA)
14.5%, Screwcap, $35
Sourced from Xavier Bizot’s close planted Wrattonbully vineyard (which is across the road from his father in law Brian Croser’s Whalebone vineyard), this is in absolute top form this vintage, those tannins in absolutely outstanding form.
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Perhaps a little too much richness and mint juxtaposition here for absolute greatness, but gee, it is a pretty solid wine. Much to like and much to come.
Score: 17.7/20 92/100+
Would I buy it? For the cellar perhaps. Just a glass for now.
Have bought several bottles of this at Langtons after reading your (and Mattinson’s) review and I’ve not been disappointed, they’re superb. As noted the black currant is prominent but I’m not seeing a lot of mint. The fine tannins really add to the finish making this one to savour. It drank better the longer it was open – about two hours.
Interestingly you mentioned ‘fudgey’ fruit flavours. Soon after opening it had some toffee/bubblegum aromas for me, but that blew off after awhile and I didn’t notice it on the palate.
Bought some 2013’s too.