03 Gustavo Thrace Cabernet Sauvignon ($30) ☺☺☺

I was first introduced to Gustavo Thrace wines by a local retail outlet. The wine buyer and I often had long chats about wines we had tasted and he suggested this wine as a great value wine and one which may keep as well. That was back in 2005 when the 03 vintage was just released and we were lucky enough to be able to keep some for a longer period. Our patience has been rewarded, the wine has an almost nutty licquorice and blackberry flavor and the tannins are mellowed but still present. All in all, a great value wine which would go down really well with classic cheddar cheese varietals at the end of a meal. 

© John Holmes 2014