Cabernet Merlot

Cabernet Merlot

2016 Cabernet Blend
Margaret River, WA

Out of the Witchcliffe wilderness comes this classic blended red.

From $25 per bottle

We've run out. Next vintage soon.

Wine Details

Margaret River
Red Wine
Cabernet Blend
Alcohol Volume
Standard Drinks
10% new, 90% two to three year-old French Oak
Screw Cap
Bottling Date
Harvest Date
5th April 2016
91pts Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front March 2019
All varieties were processed separately. Fermentation commenced, and was allowed to reach 30 deg C. Plunging of the cap occurred 3x daily, at 8 hourly intervals. After completion of fermentation, the Cabernet Sauvignon remained on skins for a further 19 days until the tannins softened, whereas the Merlot and Cabernet Franc only 12 days. The wine was then pressed to tank. All pressings were included. After settling for a day or two, the wine was transferred to barrel, all French oak barriques, with 10% new. Mlf completed in barrel. The wine remained in barrel for 24 months, with quarterly racking.
Tasting Notes
Intense aromatics of violet, star anise and dried herbs precede the delicious wild berry fruits and smooth tannins from a splash of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink with friends and turn up the music!
Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
Cellar to 2026
Food Matches
Lamb Ragu

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