Lindeman’s Pyrus Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Malbec 2018

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Another member of the Coonawarra Trio of wines. This is predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon with a combined contribution of 20% Merlot and Malbec. Such beautiful poise and expression of the region and how these three varieties marry into something spectacular. It’s medium bodied with a silky-smooth structure of fine chalky tannins and a fine-grained oak contribution. This has been expertly harnessed to give it shape and length. Then there’s the brightness and palate energy which takes it into another zone. The 2015 was also tasted and its showed the similar house style. The combinations of varieties for this wine have varied slightly in recent years. For instance, the 2010 used cabernet franc rather than malbec. In reviewing the three wines and other recent tasting notes I think the malbec contribution will ultimately result is more complete wines.

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