Serafino Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

This is how Serafino Wines describes their Black Label series of wines (Serafino Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 is one of Black Label wines):

Serafino black label wines are selected from our premium estate vineyard’s in McLaren Vale. McLaren Vale has a diverse mix of soil types and vineyard orientation that enhance the complexity of Serafino Wines. Distinctive varietal and regional characters are captured in all the premium black label wines and we hope you will enjoy these wines as much as we do!”

Serafino Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 has a dark red colour with mahogany hues. The first sniff gives a lot of fruity aromas, which are: black cherry, blackberries and blackcurrants; then you experience herbal notes altogether with some liquorice and spices, but what surprised me the most was a beautiful aroma of… Dijon mustard!! (no, the wine wasn’t faulty).

In the mouth it is full bodied, dry, powerful and a bit unbalanced. There are some overcooked black currant flavours and lots of spices on the palate. The tannins are big and persistent and overwhelm the fruity aftertaste. Finish is long and dry, full of tannins and a hint of spices.



Serafino Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – wine review:

Wine – Cabernet Sauvignon
Country – Australia
Region – South Australia
Appellation / area – McLaren Vale
Vintage – 2012
Grape varieties – Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer – Serafino Wines
Distributor / Importer – no data
Winemaker – Charles Whish
Vineyards – Estate’s vineyard’s in McLaren Vale
Soils – no data
Style and type – still; dry, red
Alcohol – 14 %
Barrel ageing – matured in American and French oak
Serving temperature – 16-18°C
Cellaring – yes, up to 10 years (according to Producer)
Price range – 26$
Tasting date – March 2015; Australia, McLaren Vale



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