Campbell Mattinson Review
Campbell Mattinson is a two time Australian wine writer of the year, and one of the best purveyors of the written word in the game. The writer of “The Wine Hunter”, “Why the French hate Us”, and co-author of “Winefront”, an on-line wine review website, recently reviewed the Haskell IV 2007 on said website,
It’s a blend of cabernet sauvignon (70%), merlot (20%), cabernet franc and petit verdot. It’s made from vines that are roughly ten years old, growing in the Helderberg mountain range in Stellenbosch.
At four years of age it’s ready to rip. It’s already mellowed nicely – though it will age easily and well over the next handful of years. It tastes of leather and pure blackcurrant, hung game and dried tobacco. The finish/tannin is dry and ultra fine-grained, its length assured. It’s very much a medium weight wine, in a positive sense. Personally I loved its balance and easy-going flow of flavour.
Rated : 93 Points
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $80
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2011 – 2016