Cabernet Merlot 2016

This wine is a classic Margaret River blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot.   It has a rich bouquet combining blackcurrant and capsicum aromas. The palate is medium to full-bodied with cassis and blueberry flavours and cedary oak.   The dusty tannins and finely balanced acidity not only give the wine great structure and palate length but also provide a cellaring potential of 8 to 10 years.

Winemaker's Notes

Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes used in this blend were picked on the estate on March 23, 2016 and February 25, 2016, at a Baumé of 13.9° and 12.2° respectively.   They were both plunged in open fermenters for several days, followed by several more in stainless steel tanks for malolactic fermentation.   French oak barriques were used for their maturation over a nineteen month period and then, after blending 70%:30% 589 cases were bottled in December 2017.

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