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Hancock & Hancock Cabernet – Touriga 2014


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We have a slight oddity in this wine and that is the addition of Portugal’s great Port grape, Touriga. Touriga is a small, dark, tannic variety that adds

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Hancock & Hancock Cabernet – Touriga

some weight to wines, when not battered to a pulp for Port. I’ve only ever had one other Aussie wine with Touriga in and it was great! This wine is no exception. 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Touriga with the other 11% made with Shiraz and Malbec. You only need a small amount of Touriga for it to make an impact.
Sweet spice, concentrated red berry aromas with a smidge of cedar wood on the nose. The palate; great acidity from start to finish. Black cherry, almonds, dark chocolate. Phenomenal depth and balance.
Make no mistake…….this wine is truly wonderful!!!!!!!

Currently available from Warren Wines, Twickenham, London. 0208-744-2541

Hancock & Hancock Cabernet – Touriga 2014, McLaren Vale, Australia. 14% ABV – £12.99

Prices correct at time of posting. Subject to availability and change.

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