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Colton & Hewett McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Region: McLaren Vale
The provenance of the Colton and Hewett is good and this Cabernet from McLaren Vale will rate well in the list of great Glug bargains which now go back over 12 years. There have been so many though I'm still excited by the Glug 'Our Little Devil' Currency Creek Petit Verdot 2005 which sold for $6.99 and assured me that 'if you build it, they will come.'
Please recall that the great premium wine regions to which McLaren Vale belongs turn out a range of quality each vintage. Thus while this Cabernet has delicious flavours it is sold as a day to day red which will give enjoyment.
McLaren Vale has a beach frontage and the cooling ocean plays nicely with the inland heat and this helps retain freshness which you need in Cabernet.
While we endeavour to 'preserve the difference' this wine is better with the adjustments and additions from the winemaker Parker. A good kitchen red for the next few years which hints at what it got close to becoming.