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2014 Wilyabrup Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

$25.00

The case price for this wine is $23. (Six or more bottles of any combination).

 

2014 was a warm consistent year producing wines of balance, with a wet spring followed by warm dry conditions until February ripening the Merlot and Malbec to perfection. From March onwards the conditions cooled somewhat, and there was some rain in April which extending out the Cabernet Sauvignon harvest by up to 3 weeks. Like all Woodlands wines, our Cabernet Merlot is produced solely from the Wilyabrup Valley, an area located in the heart of the Margaret River region that enjoys sandy loam soils, excellent drainage, and a moderate to warm climate.

 

This wine was picked in small batches from 28th of February to the 21st of May. Following harvest, the portions of this blend were sorted berry by berry on our vibrating sorting table. This process allows us to remove any leaves, stems, or green berries that can result in bitter or under ripe characters in the wine. Once sorted, the fruit was crushed and fermented in small stainless steel fermenters. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was transferred into French oak barrels where it remained f or 14 months.

 

Our 2014 Cabernet Merlot is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 6% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot. The colour is an intense crimson. The nose is blooding and complex – showing dark berry fruits backed up with cassis, toast and French oak. The palate is dense and structured, with an array of ripe mulberry and blackcurrant characters. Over 30 minutes the wine opens up, revealing more red berry fruit characters on the nose and palate.

 

A very structured wine, we believe our 2014 Cabernet Merlot will benefit from extended aging, and will be best enjoyed if cellared until at least 2019.

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  • Weight1.333 kg