gotham Barossa Valley cabernet sauvignon review

29 06 2010

Today we review gotham 2008 Barossa Valley cabernet sauvignon, which sells for $15 at Premier Wine in Wilmington, Delaware. 

Another big wine from Australia, this 2008 cabernet is powerful, luscious, peppery, very warm, and a deep, dark cranberry red in color.  It has definite fruit, but it’s not sweet.  It has some big, bad tannins.  A texture like a cup of strong coffee that you threw a couple of espresso shots into. 

And it’s clearly a cabernet.  On steroids.  It’s not super complex, but there is plenty here to keep your palate entertained. As well as your nose — the aroma is a combination of dark berry desserts and strong spices.  Let this one breathe — it was noticeably better on day 2.

Is this wine bigger and better than the powerful Jip Jip Rocks, Jacob’s Creek reserve and Incognito reds, reviewed earlier?  Bigger, yes.  Better:  Mmmmaybe.  It’s SO big and powerful that many wine lovers may be turned off.  But if you are all about big, this is your wine. 

Enjoy!gotham Barossa Valley cabernet sauvignon review


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20 08 2010
janette august

I have tried this wine and loved it however have been unable to find it anywhere can you please advise where i can purchase this wine

thanks

20 08 2010
wineguider

Hi! Well I bought it at Premier Wine in Wilmington, Delaware, but where are you?

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