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Master in Disguise January 28, 2008

Filed under: Wine — emccan2 @ 10:08 am

31lchbje9vl__sx280_sh35_.jpgAfter a long, exhausting first week back at school last week, my roommates and I decided that a glass of red wine was definitely in order.  Still stocked with wine from our Thanksgiving party, I went for a blend from Wrattonbully Vineyarads in Australia made from Cab Sav, Merlot and Shiraz.  It was a 2006 vintage, and the blending of the three grapes made it so smooth and fruit forward.  There was a hint of tannins on the finish, but just enough to give it character.

Wondering what the details were of this great wine, I flipped over the bottle and saw that it was purchased from Marks and Spencer.  I have heard that M&S tends to source wine from a variety of vineyards but is able to get their “special” lable on the bottle to differentiate their wine from others.  I did a little research and discovered that the Wrattonbully Vineyards comes family of Hill Smith.  Guess who that might be?? The maker of the famous Yalumba wines.  I had tasted Yalumba wines while out in Australia last summer but didn’t find any stand out wines.  Whatever Yalumba has done for M&S has done the trick for me, so now I’ll have to go back to try some actual wines from Yalumba to see how they compare with the imposter M&S is showcasing. 


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