The essential red blend of Margaret River. There's nothing better than some rich dark chocolate, dense blackcurrant with a touch of stylish French oak. Add a splash of plummy Merlot to flesh it out and Cabernet Merlot is hard to beat. Classy says Brad.
Both the Cabernet and Merlot portions were sourced from single vineyard blocks on the far eastern edge of the Wallcliffe sub-region (Rosa Brook).
Open-fermented in stainless vats, pressed into aged and new French oak. Racked only once post-malo, unfined, lightly filtered.
Vibrant black/red colour. On the nose dark mint chocolate leaps from the glass, tobacco leaf, mocha and cedary oak. Dense and chewy blackcurrant aromas join spicy plum, coconut and star anise. A potpourri of exotics.
The palate shows satsuma plum and eastern spices. The creamy mouthfeel is generous and inviting, soft acid and gentle tannin assisting. Briary red/black-fruits to lead to a long finish.
There’s nothing better than rich, dark chocolate and dense blackcurrant with a touch of mint rounded out by some stylish French oak. Add a touch of red-berried Merlot to flesh it out and cabernet merlot by brad is hard to beat.