Thursday, February 5, 2009
Kingston 2005 RAW Cabernet Merlot, Margaret River (Australia)
There's a word in the English language that precedes a phrase like, "as a baby's bottom" or "as silk", I can easily say that this wine is that word. Of course, it would be fun to say, "RAW as a baby's bottom", but you might get into a fair bit of trouble with that remark, though not so much with "RAW as silk". Anyway enough idle chatter, you've probably figured out by now that the word to which I refer is "smooth". This "RAW" wine (Regional Wine of Australia) comes from the Margaret River region, is a blend of 87% Cabernet and 13% Merlot, and is really very good. A peppered-red fruit nose leads to the same on the palate with a delicious yum-factor. Originally sold in Vintages (in Ontario) for $18.95 - but is now on sale for a mere $15.95, which turns this from a decent $20 bottle to an excellent value at $16 ... what a difference 3 bucks makes.