Each year our Cabernet Sauvignon is named after a family member or family friend. Our 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is named “Heather Jean” after founder Heather Jean Watson.
Our Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from the original Woodlands plantings on our south-facing slope. These four small plots receive the greatest number of sunlight hours at Woodlands, but the east-west orientation of the vines ensures a slow fruit maturation. These plots are almost always picked last.
This wine is a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc that has matured in new French oak for 21 months.
Our 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon has an intense crimson colour. The nose reveals aromas of mixed spices, dark fruits, and toasty French oak. The palate is deep and powerful; showing a ripe spectrum of red to dark fruits combined with star anise, clove, and allspice. The finish is incredibly long, with firm but fine tannins.
We consider our 2010 vintage to be the most complete and complex Cabernet Sauvignon produced at Woodlands.
This wine has been bottled in Stelvin and will be best enjoyed from 2025 to 2040.
Trophy – Best Single Vineyard Red – 2012 Margaret River Wine Show
Gold Medal – 2012 Margaret River Wine Show
94+ Points – Lisa Perrotti-Brown (The Wine Advocate)
96 Points James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2014
96 Points – Huon Hooke
96 points Jeremy Oliver 01 Jan 2015
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