2008 Cabernet Merlot
Deep purple red with a dark cherry core leads to an aroma of dark cherry and mocha fruits layered over fine vanillin oak. The palate is ripe and generous, yet retains the classical aspects of Margaret River with savoury flavours of plum and spice leading to a generous mouth filling middle palate with fine grained tannins to finish.
2008 in Margaret River was a top red vintage. A warm spring and fine sunny autumn brought just about every red vineyard to perfect maturity.
Our vineyards are in northern Margaret River with soils of mostly fine clay loams over ironstone. All vines are vertically shoot positioned and run in north south aspect.
All grapes were harvested at optimum maturity and each parcel was fermented and assessed separately, selected for oak maturation and matured with a mixture of French and American oak for 12 months.
|Varietals||Cabernet 75 % and Merlot 25%|
|Total Acidity||6 g/L|
|Wine Makers||Brian Fletcher|
|Cellaring||3 to 5 years|