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    Woodlands Cabernet Franc Merlot 2017

    Woodlands Cabernet Franc Merlot 2017

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    $28.00
    Regular price
    $28.00

    Our 2017 Cabernet Franc Merlot is a blend of 51% Cabernet Franc and 49% Merlot and is a deep and intense crimson in colour. The nose sits pretty, with a woven braid of satsuma plums, crushed violet, and an array of oriental spices; cloves, Szechuan pepper, cinnamon and ginger. Underneath, the refreshing scents of rainforest and yellow cedar elicit a walk through aromatic timbers. The palate is medium bodied, with the spirited acidity of Cabernet Franc combining with a playful pop of red fruits. Lattice-like tannins provide an energetic structure to this wine, finishing with the toasted spices of aniseed and cherry.

    Producer

    Woodlands vineyard was established in 1973 by David & Heather Watson and was one of the first five vineyards to be planted in the Margaret River Wine Region. David and Heather aimed to create wines to emulate the great vineyards of Bordeaux. Woodlands produces wines from its two vineyards, both located in the Wilyabrup Valley. The original vineyard is located on Caves Rd, while the Woodlands Brook Vineyard is located just two kilometres away to the northeast. Woodlands Vineyard is dry grown and maintained by hand using traditional and biodynamic methods. Attention in the vineyard includes hand weeding, cane pruning, bunch thinning and hand picking.

    All smiles in the vineyard from the Woodlands team.

    Region

    If you haven't visited, you must. A rustic, deliciously salty, native eucalypt forest framed version of Australian coastal paradise. Whatever is farmed and harvested here, both from land or sea, is inevitably healthy, fresh and richly flavoured - idiosyncratic to this corner of Australia. Merely 3 hours drive south of Western Australia's capital Perth, the Margaret River wine region is a naturally beautiful area bordered by the Indian ocean which is a major geographic influence - a natural gem for keeping the grapes balanced and not over-ripe. This region produces some of the most profound & exciting wines in the world - genuinely world class. Producers here are farming and crafting wines in all sorts of styles worthy of discovering - traditional and age worthy to avant-garde and tumbler bound. Cabernet Sauvignon here is exceptional. Look to producers such as Cullen, Pierro, Si Vintners, (some new trendy, some the highest quality etc..). Local Knowledge: Drink at Settlers Tavern - one of the most exceptional wine list in the country.

    Specifications

    • Cellaring

      2-5 Years
    • Varieties

      Cabernet Franc Blend
    • Vintage

      2017
    • Alcohol Content

      13.5%
    • Farming Practice

      Organic
    • Closure

      Screwcap
    • Bottle Size

      750ml

    Critic Reviews (1)

    Gary Walsh

    91 points | July 2019

    Now subtitled with Wilyabrup Valley. It’s 51% Cabernet Franc.

    Raspberry and plum, dried herbs, spice, freshly sawn wood, menthol. Medium-bodied, juiciness to fruit, toast and black olive, plenty of spice, fresh and a little tangy, tannin slightly woody, crisp finish of solid length, a bit of raisin in the aftertaste.

    Now subtitled with Wilyabrup Valley. It’s 51% Cabernet Franc.

    Raspberry and plum, dried herbs, spice, freshly sawn wood, menthol. Medium-bodied, juiciness to fruit, toast and black olive, plenty of spice, fresh and a little tangy, tannin slightly woody, crisp finish of solid length, a bit of raisin in the aftertaste.

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