Woodlands Margaret Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
James Halliday: "A three-way split between 67% cabernet sauvignon, 17% merlot and 16% malbec, and they are completely in sync. Violets, cassis, mulberries and a baker's box of spices; firm but fine-grained tannins. The palate is fuller-bodied yet finely textured. Superb wine. Drink by 2036." Aug 2019
Winery: "We believe 2016 may go down in history as Margaret River’s greatest vintage. A perfect warm summer was interrupted by 90mm of rain in mid January, after which the great conditions continued. Our unirrigated vines loved the drink, and went on to produce wines of class and restrained power, balanced by great natural acidity – particularly so for our Cabernet Sauvignon vines.
Our 2016 ‘Margaret’ is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 13% Malbec. This wine is intense deep garnet in colour. The nose displays fresh mulberries interweaved with blackberry compote, cherry and violet. Quite lifted and vibrant, the nose also hints at a little sweetness in the form of toffee apple. The palate reveals a wine of subtle power, showing an array of dark fruits, cacao bean, orange zest, star anise, and hints of black pepper. The palate is driven, beautifully layered and finishes with bright energetic acidity."
||750ml, screw cap
|Varietal||70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 13% Malbec
|Aging||18 months in French oak, 50% new