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2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

McLaren Vale, SA

Quite a dense colour with deep red hues. Lifted Christmas cake aromas with red pastille jube notes. The sweet Cabernet Sauvignon fruit on the palate is balanced by the dry ripe tannins. Dark plum Merlot flavours and sweet background oak,making this wine immensely enjoyable.

CRU $378.00   SVC $356.40

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Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Machine harvested, crushed and chilled to tanker in McLaren Vale. Vinomatic fermentation in the Hunter. Not overly rotated, as soft tannins are required. Oak maturation in French and American barriques. The Margaret River component was sent to the Hunter Valley post fermentation.
Winemaker Comments
It is with great excitement to be able to bring Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon back to this blend, representing 12%. The fruit is from the north end of the Margaret River wine region around the Yallingup area. McLaren Vale enjoyed a wet winter of 2016 that resulted in excellent soil moisture and topped up nicely due to a wetter than average Spring. A warm, dry summer continued into Autumn; plenty of canopy along with above average crops meant a later start. Wonderful ripe fruit characters and rich in flavour. The Margaret River had yet another superb vintage. The blend for this wine is 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 3% Shiraz.
Food Pairing
Roast meats and strong cheese.
Drinking well now, a wine that will improve with further bottle age.

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