2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
A late vintage with cool but dry conditions allowed the Cabernet grapes to have long hang time.
The hand-picked fruit, comprising 81 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 4% Malbec, was matured in 44 % new French oak barrels for 18 months.
A lovely deep mulberry red colour in the glass, the nose presents aromas of blackberry, mulberry, dark cherry and cedar.
The medium-bodied palate has flavours of blackberry, cherry kirsch and dried herbs. The oak flavours deliver notes of vanilla and mocha. The palate presents incredible length and silky smooth tannins.
Cellaring for up to 15 years from bottling.
Medallist at the 2020 Decanter World Wine Awards, London
Medallist at the 2020 International Wine Challenge, London
Medallist at the 2020 Perth Royal Wine Show
Decanter judges' commentary: "Plush bramble, savoury spice and chocolate aromas lead to lush, red fruit and a cool, minty finish".
IWC judges' commentary: "Superb. Beautifully structured with polished blueberry characters. Balanced and supporting tannins. A poised and complete wine".
Bottled under Stelvin Lux.