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2016 Collection Margaret River Cabernet Merlot

$69.99
$419.94 6 x 750ml bottle
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SKU: HP16CO-MACABMER

  • WINE STYLE
    WINE STYLE
    Big & Bold, Red, Full-bodied
  • FOOD PAIRING
    FOOD PAIRING
    Slow-cooked lamb shanks, hearty dishes
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    HIGHLIGHTS
    An excellent food wine
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
Another excellent vintage
 
INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED STYLE
Margaret River is internationally renowned for this wine style.
PERFECT PARTNERS
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot

A NOTE FROM THE WINEMAKERS

“Cabernet and Merlot combine seamlessly in this rich and supple wine from Margaret River.”

SERVING TEMPERATURE | 13 - 18°

CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to 10 - 15 years

TASTING NOTES

The structure, nerve and cassis of Cabernet complemented by the plush fruits and supple texture of Merlot. A timeless blend that is classic Margaret River. Aromas of blackberry, chocolate, bay leaf and cedar, with a full-bodied palate of rich dark fruits & loads of fine tannin.

SEASON

The 2015/2016 season was relatively warm and vintage arrived a little earlier than usual, then was drawn out by rain and cooler weather. Good rain over winter led into a warm and dry spring, encouraging good fruit set. Summer remained warm and dry until rain late in the season, quite heavy in some areas. Late-ripening crops such as Cabernet and Merlot benefitted from the more moderate conditions for a final period of slow ripening that produced fruit of intense flavour and palate heft. Another excellent season in Margs.

WINEMAKING

The fruit was picked in cool, dry conditions in late March- early April and vinified in open and closed static fermenters with hand plunging and pumping over. The wine was matured for 18 months in a mix of old and new French barriques from a selection of the best Bordeaux coopers. The varieties were vinified separately and blended before bottling; this wine is 65% Cabernet and 35% Merlot.

THE REGION

THE REGION

Margaret River

Margaret River is one of the most reliable wine growing regions in Australia and its monotonously glowing vintage reports can bring tears to the eyes of long-suffering vignerons in regions less favoured by Mother Nature.

Surrounded by ocean on three sides, the sea breeze brings cool air to moderate the long summer days.

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THE TIER

THE TIER

Collection

SPECIAL OCCASIONS • GIFTING

The Collection series are a set of premium wines from hand-picked regions around the world – each crafted to reflect a supreme sense of place and exceptional character.

The labels each feature a unique photographed object collected from the region the wine was grown, designed to present a story of the region's distinct characteristics.

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THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

The Artwork

Driftwood

This driftwood was collected from Margaret River, one of Australia’s most reliable wine growing regions due to its relative isolation, unique microclimates and proximity to the ocean on three sides.

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