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.
Cabernet grapes from Wilyabrup & Wallcliffe sub-regions and Wallcliffe Merlot were selected for this vintage, showing the elegance and finesse these varieties express.
An 85/15 blend (Cabernet Sauvignon/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.
Wild-fermented in open bins, basket-pressed into aged and new French oak. Unfined, unfiltered.
Vibrant black/red colour. On the nose dark mint chocolate leaps from the glass, tobacco leaf, mocha and pencilly oak. Dense and chewy blackcurrant aromas join generous red/blue fruits and eastern spice.
The palate shows satsuma plum and spice – star anise, cardamom, cinnamon. The creamy mouthfeel is generous and inviting, soft acid and gentle tannin assisting. Briary red/black-fruits to lead to a long finish.