- Superb red from a great vintage - worth collecting
- Red berries, blueberry and crushed bay leaf aromas
- Vanilla and cigar box hints from oak maturation
Brookland Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot (6-pack) 2013 x6
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Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Far Eastern spice dishes, rich Mediterranean. Aged Cheeses.
New and seasoned French Oak
Dark red in colour with a vibrant scarlet hue.
This wine displays intense aromatics of fresh red berries, blueberry and crushed bay leaf, with subtle hints of vanillin and cigar box derived from French oak maturation.
The 2013 Brookland Valley Cabernet Merlot shows a lovely medium bodied elegance. Classic Margaret River characters of cassis, plum and dried fruit flavours are complemented by hints of dark chocolate. Structure, fine tannins and oak spice provide complexity and length to the palate.
The 2013 vintage was another excellent vintage in Margaret River. The region experienced below average winter rainfall largely due to mostly dry conditions in both July and August. In the spring that followed, both above average temperatures and average rainfall were received. While the summer of 20122013 had above average rainfall, this was fortunately all in December and early January. The summer also recorded above average temperatures. These conditions meant that while berry development was rapid, there were adequate water reserves to ensure the fruit retained flavour and freshness. The fruit was hand-picked and hand sorted to ensure only the highest quality grapes were permitted into the fermenter. Fermentation occurred in open-top fermenters with indigenous and selected yeast strains. Following malolactic fermentation, the wine spent 13 months maturation in new and seasoned French oak. This is a small volume wine that was handled separately throughout its life and speaks of the region where the grapes grow.