Millon Wines Clare’s Secret 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

Millon Wines Clare’s Secret 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
How cool is this label – the temperature of the bottle affects it.

This Clare’s Secret 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Clare Valley is produced by Millon Wines who sent this sample my way (thank you!).

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It retails for $18 and they recommend matching it with rich meat dishes such as braised lamb with creamy mashed potato. Yum! We enjoyed it with our bbq dinner which featured lots of delicious meat.

In the glass, it’s a gorgeous juicy deep red colour. In fact, I’d love nail polish in this exact colour please! On the nose, it makes me think of fresh blue and blackberries with a mug of mocha on the side. While in the mouth it’s juicy, fresh and easy drinking. Super well rounded and silky. Great bbq wine!

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!

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Millon Estate 2017 The Royal GSM

Millon Estate 2017 The Royal GSMDo you know what GSM stands for on a wine label?

It stands for the 3 grape varieties blended to make the wine. Which are: Grenache, Shiraz (Syrah) and Mataro (Mourvèdre).

The GSM blend was made famous by the Côtes du Rhône region of France. In Australia, GSMs are very popular. And fun fact, when a wine is made from a variety of grapes they are listed in order of proportion on the label. So in a GSM, Grenache should make up the biggest proportion of the blend. Continue reading