The Benefactor Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 South Eastern Australia

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My Rating 77 Points. 
Price $7.

Dark ruby in color with a wide purplish rim.

Fruity nose with oak, vanilla, blueberries, tart cherries, plums, licorice, cloves, dirt, earth, and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with high acidity.

Dry and earthy on the palate with blueberries, plums, sour cherries, strawberries, pomegranate, vegetables, cloves, oak, light vanilla, licorice, mild spices and peppercorn.

Tangy, short finish with very soft yet biting tannins and spices.

A bit less than an average Cabernet. Felt more like an Australian Shiraz to me, though. Simple, unbalanced and unattractive, I also didn’t like a spice that I couldn’t put my finger on. Didn’t really hold its own by itself, but still drinkable. Not a rebuy for me.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

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