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Muse Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc

Drinking Guide


Drink 2017–2038



Our ‘homage to Bordeaux’ remains a cult wine. It cellars for decades with a bouquet, flavour profile and structure that is familiar to lovers of the wines of southern France. We love it and think it offers great value. Tragically, we lost almost half the fruit to the cool weather and wild winds of spring and early summer but that hasn’t affected the quality. The precious remainder combines beauty, power and finesse. The perfumed bouquet has aromas of ripe currants, berries, Provençal herbs, olives and French oak. It’s concentrated, silky and textured, with ample fine tannins and bright natural acidity. Decant in its youth and cellar well for further complexity and integration.

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Despite many differing opinions, I believe Tasmania has the capacity to make some excellent Bordeaux-styled blends. This relies on a combination of good site selection, viticultural practices and attention in the winery. This wine is a fine example. Savoury and spicy notes are found over fruit. Rich and complex, the wine will benefit from decanting over the course of its long life.

"Tasmania and cabernet don’t have a great performance history but this wine is a success. It’s ripe, it’s stylish, it’s persistent. It also has a promising future ahead of it. Leafy alpine herbs, strong blackcurrant, olives and cedarwood. It has everything in the right place, flavour and tannin and all. It’s mid-ish weight but it has a bit of presence., May 3, 2017, by Campbell Mattinson A wine that ably proves the merit of later ripening Bordeaux varieties in parts of Tasmania, this is mid-weighted, cool and savoury. The tiniest hint of mint confers a lift to the red and black currant flavours interspersed with dried sage, tobacco and cocoa. Tightly furled, finely ground tannins corset the wine's sapidity, drawing it across the palate into an effortless glide. Juicy acidity keeps the pulse. 95 points Halliday Wine Companion 2018, August 1, 2017, by Ned Goodwin MW Measured and stylish, this deeply layered and gravelly red has a dark-fruited bouquet of cassis, dark plums and redcurrants backed by fresh chocolate/cedary oak. It’s long and complete, with an impressive drive of dark fruit and polished oak extending rather classically down a firm spine towards a long and savoury finish. 94 /100", by Jeremy Oliver, 2017