I have to admit, Mount Monster was a pretty good pick for Halloween last night. Mr @datkins5066 didn’t even think of the funny coincidence when he pulled it out of his cellar to take it to a BYO Indian restaurant in Melbourne last night.
This 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the Limestone Coast in South Australia. Here is what the back label told me:
Mount Monster is surrounded by myth, mystery and mineral rich soils; fertile and free draining, perfect for making wine and musing about our local monsters; the Bunyips! At Mount Monster we are as independent as we are remote.”
I had to Google ‘Bunyips’ and for those like me, they’re “The bunyip is a large mythical creature from Australian Aboriginal mythology, said to lurk in swamps, billabongs, creeks, riverbeds, and waterholes. The origin of the word bunyip has been traced to the Wemba-Wemba or Wergaia language of Aboriginal people of South-Eastern Australia.” – According to Wikipedia.
But enough about the ghouls lets dive into the wine. I found this 10-year-old Cab a deep bricky red burgundy colour on the eye. Mellow aromas of black plummy fruits with a hint of herbs, maybe even fresh mint. In the mouth it’s much like the nose, soft yet full of flavour, black fruits and black jellybeans. Enjoyable! Thanks for sharing Dave.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #tcweekdaywine