Gary Walsh who writes for the Wine Front in Australia reviews the Dombeya Samara 2006.
”My wife puts up with a lot of wine related rubbish. Endless packaging, piles of boxes and bottles in the spare room, armies of opened bottles strewn around the kitchen sink. It’s a problem. I need an office. Or a den. Or something. Anyway, its always a sign of quality seeing which of the opened bottles she has a glass or two of. This one made the cut. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon 58%, Merlot 35% and Malbec 7%. Importer: Eurocentric Wine.
A violetty perfume, blackcurrant, chocolate and liquorice – sweet smells and flavours – but with an underlying earthiness and a light dusting of pepper. Love the oak treatment here too – it’s of the graphite/pencil kind. The palate is into full bodied territory and shows a little too much warmth, but the flood of sweet and savoury flavours offer sufficient distraction. Fine powdery tannin presents a firm emery board grip and the finish is sustained and satisfying. Enjoy the New World meets Old World style of these wines. It’s seductive and good to drink. ”
Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Feb11
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $35
Closure : Diam
Drink : 2011 – 2014