Woodlands Margaret Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Original Price $46.99
Current Price $38.97


96pts James Halliday
The Woodlands Margaret is ready to open now, and will open beautifully with a terrine of chicken liver pate made with Madeira, served with brandied fruit and grilled country style bread. The earthy side of this wine is perfect for braised lamb shanks with cannelini beans. For a lighter meal, make it Sauvignon Blanc-steamed mussels with garlic toasts. Craving comfort? Make a big dish of red chile-chicken enchiladas. And then, open another bottle to go with a mild brie and some more of that grilled country style bread. You're going to want to get to know this Margaret better winelovers.

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
Region Southwestern Australia
Original Price $46.99
Current Price $38.97