2013 Cabernet Merlot


2013 Cabernet Merlot

Vintage 2013 was generally mild with one hot period. Blended from Cabernet Sauvignon (82%) principally from our Walker, Quarry and Dead Morris vineyards, with Merlot (18%) from Avery and Rise. Walker Cabernet, the largest component, was harvested using berry sorting technology prior to ferment. Matured for 16 months in new (50%) and used French oak prior to bottling in October 2014.

Deep red in colour, the nose is dense with complex dark cassis, and blueberry fruit, integrated with fine cedary oak. The palate is rich and structured, with dense fruit and fine grain tannins. This wine will reward careful cellaring and we recommend decanting before drinking.

HARVESTED 14-18th March 2013
ALC/VOL 14.5 %
pH 3.46
CELLARING 4-10 years


James Halliday Australia Wine Companion 2016: 94 points

“An 82/18% blend from three cabernet and two merlot vineyards; matured for 16 months in French oak (50% new). Excellent crimson-purple; the bouquet is aromatic and inviting, the palate with a balance of blackcurrant, mulberry, black olive and herbs, oak adding its own flavour as a bonus.” Drink to 2028

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