2007 Serafino Cabernet Sauvignon McLaren Vale

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Vintage: 2007
Producer: Serafino
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Designation: N/A
Region: Australia
Sub-region: McLaren Vale, Fleurieu, South Australia
ABV: 14.5%
Price: $30 (EW)

He says: Only marginally better than the other 07 McLaren Vale Cab Sauv we reviewed alongside it, but to be honest, I would’ve given a Bud Light 5-stars next to these two wines. Unless they’re selling at $10/bottle, I’d steer clear of buying McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon from the 2007 vintage. I want my $30 back.

She says: More ripe, sweet fruit on the palate than the Kangarilla Road although it still lacked any complexity.  I expect a lot more for $30 a bottle… especially from Australia!

Tasting note

Looks like: Clear, med+ ruby, less concentrated on the rim
Smells like: Clean, youthful, med + intensity, stewed & jammy black fruit, blackcurrant, sweet spice
Tastes like: Dry, med+ acid, med+ body, med tannins, med intensity, med + alcohol, baked black fruits, cassis, touch of sweetness on the finish, med length

Summary: Acceptable, At peak drink soon

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