Harewood Estate, Cabernet Merlot. 2013
This wine is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 35% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc sourced from specialist vineyards in the Frankland River Porongurup and Denmark sub regions of the Great Southern wine region, Western Australia.
The individual batches were fermented in small open fermenters and then matured in a mixture of new and older French and American oak barriques. Following nine months in oak, the wines were carefully blended and returned to barrel for a further nine months prior to bottling.
A dense, inky red with some youthful purple hues. A complex, perfumed and spicy nose of blackcurrant, mint and tobacco leaf palate. A full, seamless and textured palate of blackberry, plums and spicy vanillin french oak complemented by a long finish of chocolate mint, raspberry and fine tannins.