Blackwood Lane 2004 Alliance - 95pts
Availability: Sold out. Contact winery direct for library release
Cost: $80-90 est
Date Tasted: December 24th, 2010
Tasting Notes: A complex nose of cassis and other dark fruits mingle on the developing bouquet with aromas of graphite, fig, stewed plums and licorice. The full-bodied palate follows with concentrated dark fruit, plum, cassis, savoury oak flavours and mulled-wine spices. Powerful and intense but not over-extracted with a finish that goes on and on.
This Cabernet Sauvignon-leading blend is still years away from its peak as the wine has aged beautifully and effortlessly. Drinking well now and suggests, with its fine structure of tannins and near perfect balance, it won't peak until 2014 and then hold for further 5 years. Drink 2011-2019.
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