Rolf Binder Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2011
Full-bodied and luxuriously smooth with plump black fruits and chocolate aromas, this is pure red wine bliss.
Rolf Binder’s 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot is a hell of a wine. On the nose are intense blackberry fruit, a touch of vanilla and a big, alluring waft of chocolate. These complex aromas are carried through in the taste, proving this is a big wine with big flavour.
Perfect for the winter, this red wins huge kudos for its absolutely stunning texture. Truly a “drink now” wine, with pretty much no unpleasant tannin, this has got to be one of Rolf Binder’s best years. Velvety smoothness does mean this wine has a big “more-ish” quality, but when it tastes this good, who’s complaining?
The 2012 vintage, which has a little more tannin, is widely-available in the UK and is just as impressive. Especially when you consider it’s super value at £13.99 (Waitrose, Jan 2015).
Rolf Binder’s charming Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot is easily one of the smoothest and most beautiful red wines around.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Barossa Valley, Australia