2017 Mystery Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are the perfect partners, and arguably make the quintessential Margaret River red wine. The blend is most famous as the basis for the great wines of Bordeaux. While the flavours of the grapes complement each other wonderfully – Cabernet offers structure, tannin and acidity, and Merlot offers generous fruit and velvety texture - they were originally planted together as a kind of insurance policy against varied vintage conditions.
Cabernet ripens late in the harvest, so can struggle in cooler years or if the autumn rains arrive too soon. Merlot by contrast reaches ripeness a few weeks earlier, and so can offer a reliable fruit source. Since these French beginnings, the blend has been embraced throughout the wine-producing world where the exact expression of the grapes’ characters reflects their unique locations.
Classic Cabernet aromas of blackcurrant, plum, black olive and a blackcurrant leaf lift. These flavours on the taste are enhanced by smoky, toasty oak, a juicy, plummy, rounded texture, clean acidity and hints of dried thyme (a Merlot contribution!)
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Style: Dry Red
Bottle Size: 750mL
Pack Size: 12 bottles
Region: Margaret River
Food Match: Confit silverside with root vegetable mash and English spinach. Also great with mature firm cheeses.
BOTTLE PRICE: $10.00
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