Cabernet Merlot

Cabernet Merlot

2018 Cabernet Merlot
Hunter Valley, NSW

Rich, dark fruit notes with subtle oak.

$45 each

Description

Made from estate grown fruit, our 2018 Cabernet Merlot is a crowd favourite. Matured in a combination of 25% new and 75% old French oak barrels, the 60% Cabernet Sauvignon / 40% Merlot blend results in a wine with a full body, strong fruit notes and dry tannins. Perfect paired with a protein rich meal or as a nice glass by the fire.

Wine Details

Region

Hunter Valley

Vintage

2018

Type

Red Wine

Variety

Cabernet Merlot

Variety Composition

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot

Volume

750mL

Alcohol Volume

12%

Standard Drinks

7.1

Maturation

10 months French oak (25% new barrels)

Closure

Screw Cap

Harvest Date

Summer 2018

Vineyard Notes

Cabernet Sauvignon: Upper Hunter Valley Merlot: Blueberry Hill Vineyard (Hunter Valley - Pokolbin)

Winemaking

Allergens: Egg and nut products. Preservatives: Sulphur (220)

Tasting Notes

Dark, rich berry notes; accented by gentle French oak and contrasted by the dry tannic finish.

Colour

Deep cherry red.

Bouquet

Sweet cherries, coffee, chocolate.

Palate

Textured tannins of the Cabernet layered over succulent and soft fruit notes. The finish is long and lingering with cedary oak tannins. Ripe plum flavours.

Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

now - 2030

Serving Temperature

18

Food Matches

Beef short ribs.

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