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2016 Interloper
Cabernet Malbec

2016 Interloper Image
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Malbec
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$19.00
 
SKU: PE16ICABM

When John Parker came to Coonawarra in 1985 from his home in New South Wales, be brought an uncompromising approach to Cabernet Sauvignon that set a new quality benchmark in the region. 

The Malbec component of this wine is sourced from outside the region and interlopes to similar effect. It's thick skins produce almost translucent magenta colours and incredibly bright fruit flavours, making it an ideal blending partner for the more structured Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon.

2016 INTERLOPER REVIEWS

90 POINTS - CAMPBELL MATTINSON - THE WINE FRONT

85/15 blend of (Coonawarra) Cabernet Sauvignon and (Barossa Valley) malbec. No new oak was used; it all went into used French oak for 22 months. It’s a well made red. Everything here is neatly (and well) presented. Balance is key. Redcurrant, clove, earth and cocoa flavours run crisply through the palate before finishing with a satisfying burst. It’s pretty good full stop; even better when you factor in the modest cost. 

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90 POINTS - STEVE LESZCZYNSKI - QWINE

I've written a couple of articles lately on the changing face of Coonawarra. Here's yet another example of how winemaking styles in the region have changed. A fruit forward number,  it's a juicy yet dense and generous wine chasing the under 20 price point. An 85/15 blend with the Malbec sourced from the Barossa Valley, it just tastes cool with berry fruit framed with a minty edge.  There's so much satisfaction within - second use oak helps the fruit do the dancing. I'd happily have a glass. Give me some lamb shanks and I'll have a second. Me likey. Drink now to five years.

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90 POINTS - JAMES HALLIDAY MAGAZINE - DECEMBER/JANUARY 2019 EDITION

An 85%/15% blend, matured for 22 months in second-fill French barrels. This is no shrinking violet, full-bodied and armed to the back teeth, but provides great value at its price. Once you have it in your possession, you have to decided between the next barbecue or the next major anniversary for someone (say) 10 years down the track.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Malbec