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.
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Grapes from the central Wallcliffe sub-region of Margaret River were selected for this vintage, showing the elegance and finesse these varieties express.
A 90/10 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot created to harness the strengths of each variety. Cabernet providing the dark fruits, structure and poise; Merlot supplying the fleshiness and juicy red-fruits.
Open-fermented in stainless vats, pressed into aged and new French oak. 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 black- currant 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.