Woodlands 'Margaret' Reserve Cabernet Merlot

Varietal Composition

79% Cabernet Sauvignon / 13% Merlot / 8% Malbec.

Fermentation Method

This wine was hand picked in small batches from 6th to 24th March. Following harvest, the fruit was destemmed, hand sorted berry by berry, crushed and fermented in small stainless steel fermenters. Following fermentation, the Cabernet Sauvignon portions remained on skins for 28 days for added complexity and tannin integration. Once fermentation was complete this wine was transferred into French barrels where it remained for 18 months. 80% of the barrels were new.

Tasting Notes

Bright crimson in colour.
The nose is extremely lush and aromatic, displaying a range of red and dark berry fruits combining with toasty French oak notes.
The palate is exuberant, dense and concentrated– featuring ripe red and dark berry fruits, succulent middle palate, and plush tannin. A powerhouse of density and flavour, especially considering it’s 13.5% alcohol.

Woodlands 'Margaret' Reserve Cabernet Merlot