Sam Kim 95Ray Jordan 95Halliday 95Review Score 93
Western Australia

Capel Vale Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Offering gorgeous richness within a sturdy frame of classic cabernet structure, the wine shows cassis, dark plum, tobacco and cedar characters on the nose with a lovely violet overtone. It’s concentrated and dense on the palate, yet refined and gliding beautifully through to an impressively long, attractively dry finish. U$50.00. www.capelvale.com. Read more
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95 POINTS
Sam Kim - Wine Orbit

Offering gorgeous richness within a sturdy frame of classic cabernet structure, the wine shows cassis, dark plum, tobacco and cedar characters on the nose with a lovely violet overtone. It’s concentrated and dense on the palate, yet refined and gliding beautifully through to an impressively long, attractively dry finish. U$50.00. www.capelvale.com.

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95 POINTS
Ray Jordan

“Sourced from Margaret River in this outstanding cabernet year. Bursting with blackcurrant and juicy satsuma plum. The Scholar Vineyard in Wilyabrup produces great fruit and this has been expertly harnessed into a classy wine. Balanced, combining power and elegance. It also has good cellaring potential.” Ray Jordan

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James Halliday - Halliday's Wine Companion

The best parcel of fruit ex the Scholar Vineyard, then a best barrel selection. An attractive, medium-bodied wine; juicy blackcurrant/cassis fruit, supple tannins, very good length and balance. From the great '18 vintage.

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James Halliday - Halliday's Wine Companion

The best parcel of fruit ex the Scholar Vineyard, then a best barrel selection. An attractive, medium-bodied wine; juicy blackcurrant/cassis fruit, supple tannins, very good length and balance. From the great '18 vintage.

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93 POINTS
Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 - Silver

Opulent, perfumed nose of sumptuous blackcurrant, dried herb and dark chocolate, while the softly spiced palate is laced with fine tannins.

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James Suckling

This makes a rich, mellow impression on the nose with very ripe dark berries and plum paste, as well as currants and leafy notes. The palate is plush, fluid and full. Drink now. Screw cap.

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