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2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

McLaren Vale SA, Margaret River WA

Excellent colour with medium to deep density and purple hues. Lovely sweet cedar notes from the Cabernet and background vanillin and nutmeg from the French oak. Sweet fruit up front on the palate with Turkish Delight and dark pastille flavours. Fine tannins carry to finish. An immensely enjoyable wine.

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
A dry lead up to the 2018 harvest through spring and over the 17/18 summer, resulted in lower crops and earlier ripening. Things really sped up with the heat during February. Wonderful ripe fruit characters and rich in flavour. Again, it is great to have a Margaret River component, making up 12% of the blend. Margaret River had yet another superb vintage. The fruit is from the north end of the Margaret River wine region in the Yallingup area. The blend for this wine is 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and 2% Shiraz.
Food Pairing
Roast meats and strong cheese.
Drinking well now, a wine that will improve with further bottle age.

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