From one of Margaret River's standout wineries comes this stunning, full blooded Cabernet. The wine exhibits cornerstone Cabernet aromas of ripe blackcurrants, forest fruits, dark plums, bay leaf and mint with subtle spicy elements. Ripe fruit flavours of juicy blackberry, rich dark chocolate and lifted cassis are built around a solid tannin structure. The finish is long and elegant. A real bargain!
Cabernet Sauvignon (86%) Malbec (10%) Petit Verdot (4%)
Awards and Accolades:
2014 Vintage: GOLD - Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2015
2014 Vintage: 95 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "86% cabernet sauvignon, 10% malbec, 4% petit verdot; from northern Margaret River, 43% estate-grown in Wallcliffe (southern Margaret River) and a small portion of the cabernet (12%) from the Frankland River; destemmed and crushed, static fermenter for 5-7 days, 35% given extended maceration on skins, matured for 14 months in French oak (30% new). As well as significant regional complexity, there is the Bordeaux mix of varieties adding yet more. The great crimson-purple colour telegraphs a steel hand in a velvet glove. The wine has great structure and texture, yet is so refined it is only medium-bodied, with all the expected cassis, blackcurrant and mulberry fruit. Bargain, of course."
From the Winery
A relatively mild, warm winter resulted in an early budburst to kick-start the growing season. This was followed by some relatively wild spring weather however with wet, windy conditions affecting fruit set and resulting in low yields across most varieties in the region. Beautiful, warm weather returned in summer which saw flavour ripening accelerate quickly, bringing about our earliest vintage on record. A lack of Marri blossom leading up to and during harvest meant bird pressure was extreme, with netting absolutely vital this season. The early start to the vintage ensured all of the red varieties were able to be harvested at optimum maturity during the cool finish to the season.
50% of the blend was Estate grown on our Boodjudup and Stevens Road vineyards in the Wallcliffe sub-region of Margaret River. The remainder was predominantly sourced from two Margaret River Grower vineyards (45%) in Wilyabrup and Wallcliffe. A small portion (5%) of Cabernet selected from a mature Geographe vineyard complemented the final blend.
Don't Pay: $25.00
WBW Rating: 95/100
Region: Margaret River, WA
Winemaker: Glenn Goodall
Drink now until: 2032
Alc/Vol: 13.5 %
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