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Michael Lillis
1st July 2012, 03:25 PM

Reilly's Barking Mad Cab/Sav

Price - $14.99

Spotted a Clare Valley red in the rack at IGA Fitzroy Street St Kilda.

I think of Clare Valley reds to be little dry and usually lighter than most, just the ticket to have with spicy Thai bangers and mash or so I thought.

The quality of this wine was a big surprise.

Colour: Purple cab hue as you pour the wine.

Nose: Took a little time to open up but when it did; there was ripe cabernet fruit with
good oak wafting in and out as the wine opened.

Palate: In the mouth it was soft and ripe with rich berry fruit with hints of mint again, not the light dry wine I was expecting, in fact it was bordering on full-bodied and firm with oak in the back ground holding this wine together.

At this price I would get a bottle or two and lay them down as I think there is enough body in this wine to improve over a year or two.

Michael Lillis
I love my food and my wine and make a living from both
Chef/Retail wine sales

Mick Pacholli
1st July 2012, 03:53 PM
I've tried the Barking Mad cab/sav Michael and it is a lovely drop, I had mine with a rare t-bone