We have a US exclusive for the 2008 O’Dwyer Cabernet! Over the holidays we conducted an “International Tasting” and I was excited to see that O’Dwyer did very well in the challenge. All wines were from the 2008 vintage. We had 18 tasters (and at least 2 bottles of each wine). All wines were tasted blind! Our line-up included:
- Hayfork (94+ Parker) – ($65)
- Buccella (95 Parker) – ($145)
- Gallica (94+ Parker) – ($135)
- Morlet “Coeur de Vallee” (98 Parker) – ($200)
- Angelus (93 Parker) – ($200)
- Clinet (94+ Parker) – ($95)
- Gaja “Darmagi” (94 Parker) – ($185)
- Castellare Coniale (94 Parker) – ($75)
- Fidelitas “Champoux” (95 Parker) – ($80)
- Penfolds Cellar Reserve (94 Parker)
- Cape Mentelle (92 Parker) – ($85)
- Moss Wood (95+ Parker) – ($85)
- O’Dwyer Estate (95 GWC)
O’Dwyer came in second, only after Morlet, which is not a shame as it beat out all the other wineries! And this says a lot considering O’Dwyer is 1/3 the price of Morlet! Suprisingly Clinet, Moss Wood, and Gallica did not show well at our tasting.
O’Dwyer 2008 “Estate” Cabernet Sauvignon
Retail 75.00 – GGWC 69.99
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The wine has an amazing hue of opaque/purple colors with an equally gorgeous bouquet of chocolate, black currant, licorice jumping out of the glass. This full-bodied wine is lush, opulent and layered with more back stone fruit rushing over its intense well-balanced palate. Although full in body, this wine is well-crafted, it is drinking amazingly well and shows great aging potential. The tannins are there, but not aggressive. This wine boils over with personality and should age nicely for 10+ years. Unfortunately only 50 cases will be available in the US (which is 1/2 of the previous two vintages), so I suggest that you jump on this NOW!