2007 Serafino Cabernet Sauvignon McLaren Vale

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She says: More ripe, sweet fruit on the palate than the Kangarilla Road although it still lacked any complexity.

He says: 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.

2007 Kangarilla Road Cabernet Sauvignon

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He says: This bottle is a prime example of an underipe harvest – too tart, aggressive tannins, not enough intensity or length, and almost the opposite characteristics of what you’d expect from this grape. Avoid.

She says: A disappointing example of McLaren Vale.

Wine truths

“Burgundy makes you think of silly things, Bordeaux makes you talk of them and Champagne makes you do them.”
by Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Wine Ratings

★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

★★☆☆☆ - Average quality or poor value. Between 84-88 points. Some expensive wines are downgraded for bad value.

★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

★★★☆☆ - Outstanding, best examples in the world. Between 96 and 100 points. A perfect wine.