Our first Cabernet Merlot was produced in 1982. We have always felt that the Merlot grape enhanced Cabernet and in this case Merlot at 37% is more than a bit player. Merlot extends the flavour, enhances the finish and performs in a very positive fashion. These grapes have an abundance of the components that make a red wine so highly coloured and flavoured. There is strong fruit flavour to balance the structural components; this wine is no wimp.
AROMA: Lifted aroma of black currant, black jubes and red fruit, with some attractive oak and notes of choc mint, cola and tomato leaf.
PALATE: It is a medium to full bodied wine with noticeable chewy and challky tannin with an abundance of bright fruit. The flavours are predominantly black currant and cranberry with hints of green plum, black olive, choc mint and fruit pastels. The wine demonstrates good persistence of flavour and a good tannin structure ideally suited to aging.
VARIETIES: Cabernet Sauvignon 63%, Merlot 37%.
ANALYSIS Alc/Vol:14.5%, Titratable Acidity:6.2g/L, pH: 3.72, Residual Sugar: < 0.1 g/L.