Deep maroon in colour with purple tinges, the bouquet combines lovely aromas of earth and native forest with red berries, dark cherries and blackcurrant. The palate is light to medium weight, acidity leading to a juiciness and creamy texture. The finish is elegant, long, savoury and dry. A wine that just performs time after time!
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot (7% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot)
Awards and Accolades
2014 Vintage: 92 Points - James Halliday, Wine Companion "There is a complex, savoury background to the berry fruits, bay leaf, black olive and dried herbs all present. Blackcurrant and redcurrant are in the party from the word go, but you have to carefully watch who does what."
From the Winery
Moderate spring conditions at the end of 2015 helped establish a healthy fruitset and better yields than the previous two seasons. January temperatures were warm, interrupted by one rainfall event late in the month, great viticulture management, clean, well-trimmed canopies and subsequent warm weather prevented disease risk.
The individual batches were sent to stainless steel fermentation vessels. Cabernet parcels underwent a suitable duration of maceration so as extract a fine backbone of structural tannins and blackcurrant laden fruit. The Merlot parcels underwent cold pre-fermentation maceration and were pressed off skins early to maintain a soft luscious mouth feel. The resulting wine was matured in fine French oak for 12 months, with incorporation of traditional oxidative handling, to soften and round the tannin profile and add further aroma and flavour complexity.
Don't Pay: $29.00
WBW Rating: 92/100
Region: Margaret River, WA
Winemaker: David Dowden
Drink now until: 2024
Alc/Vol: 12.5 %
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