2017 Cabernet Merlot
Appellation: Margaret River
Vintage & Varietal: 2017 Cabernet Merlot
Winemaker's Notes: The fruit is sourced from a number of premium vineyards across the Margaret River region. Each parcel was fermented separately in stainless steel. The Merlot received gentle maceration techniques whilst the Cabernet was worked a little harder for extraction of tannin and to create the structure to support the final wine style. Each parcel was pressed off skins and matured using French oak.
Oak: Predominantly French.
Cellar: Drink now or cellar 5 - 8 years
Aroma: A lifted bouquet of dark plums and red berries are combined with herbaceous leafy, nutmeg, dark chocolate and cedar oak.
Palate: Mouth filling flavours of ripe dark plums and sweet blackberries are balanced with nutmeg and vanilla spice. Silky smooth, yet firm tannins add great length to the finish of this medium bodied wine.
Food Pairing: Rosemary braised lamb shanks simmered with garlic, tomatoes and red wine; served with polenta.
Standard Drinks: 8.3
Case Size: 12