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2015 leaping Lizard Cabernet Merlot Magnum (6 x 1.5lt), Western Australia by Ferngrove Wines, 14% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: Appearance Crimson purple Nose Violet and florals emanate from this fragrant wine, with ripe blackberry and plum. Palate A dark plummy palate with generous mouth coating tannis. The finish is fine and long. Vinification The Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes were both harvested in the early morning when flavours were rich and ripe, and crushed to closed fermenters for maceration on skins prior to 8 day ferment. Wine was drained and underwent malo-lactic fermentation prior to controlled maturation in a range of French oak for 18 months.
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2014 Chapman Grove Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (12 x 750ml), Margaret River by Chapman Grove, 14% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: Tasting notes 2014 2014 Vintage gave us a very wet winter but an almost perfect vintage. The dense blossom canopy provided a distraction for the birds and the consistent warm dry days enabled us to manage fruit quality and ripening. Chapman Grove Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014: 91 Points James Halliday Machine harvested at night, crushed and de-stemmed, pressed to French oak (25% new, the balance with staves) for 14 months. Beautiful deep rich red colour which is an indication of the depth of fruit flavour in this wine. Typical regional characters of cedar, bramble and char on the nose with a long finish on the palate, wrapped up with fine grained tannins. Screwcap Alc/Vol 13.4% drink to 2029 Jame Halliday 5 Red Star rated winery.
2015 Mystery Cabernet Sauvignon (12 x 750ml), Margaret River by ??????, 14% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: KEY POINTS Vineyard Notes: Our winemakers carefully select grapes from serveral sites in the Margaret River region. Harvesting Notes: Fruit was harvested in the early morning. Winemaking Notes: Grapes immediately crushed to static fermenters for ferment. Pumpovers occurred 4 times a day for 8 days before gentle pressing, malo-lactic fermentation and then the wine was racked to a range of new and mature oak. During maturation, the blend was periodically racked and returned to oak for 16 months prior to filtration and bottling. WINE CHARACTERISTICS Colour: Dark crimson. Nose: Intense Margaret River characters of blackcurrant, ripe berries, sage and bay leaf. Palate: Opulent blackberry and sweet plums, long and satisfying with integrated French oak and structural chewy tannins.
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2015 Four Kings Cabernet Merlot (12 x 750ml), Manjimup by Peos Estate, 14.4% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: BLENDCabernet MerlotCOLOURDark Red.AROMATICSBlackberry, cloves and hints of thyme.PALATEFlavours of blackberry, chocolate and liquorice, followed by soft tannins on a persistent finish.OAK MATURATION18 months in Old & New French oakAGEING POTENTIAL5 years.WINEMAKINGThe fruit was machine picked then de-stemmed/crushed into openfermenters and inoculated. The ferments were pumped over withaeration twice a day; temperature was held around 25°C. The winewas then drained to barrel for its Malo-lactic fermentation, allowing asoft integration of the grape and oak tannins. The wine was blended,fined with egg whites and bottled after 18 months maturation. Thewine is further aged in bottle before release. 5 Black Stars Outstanding winery capable of producing wines of very high quality, and did so this year. - James Halliday. RRP: $336.00
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2018 Water Dancer Cabernet Merlot (6 x 750ml), Ferguson Valley by Willow Bridge Estate, 14% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: Generous lashings of ripe blackberry, plum and dark chocolate. Soft and fleshy, unctuous dark fruits overlay a fine long palate. Winemaking technique enhances the aromatic and flavour profile of the varieties whilst maintaining a long fine tannin structure. 100% barrel matured in new and old French hogshead..
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2011 The Yilgarm Rouge (6 x 750ml), Pemberton by Smithbrook, 14.5% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: COLOUR: medium to full red purple. AROMA: A rich and powerful bouquet with layers of complexity. the aroma is laced with blue and black berry fruits, charred cedar, ripe fig and fine subtle spices. PALATE: Full bodied, and richy flavoured, cool climate elegance at its finest. The palate is defined by generous ripe fruit, perfectly balanced with seasoned sweet oak. Cassis,vanilla, dark plum, vanilla and toast, enhanced with natural acidity to maintain structure. Fine silky tannins complements the finish..
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2015 Zinfandel (12 x 750ml), Swan Valley by River Bank Estate, 13.3% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: The Zinfandel 2015 currently sells for $32/bottle in the restaurant Light and brilliant in colour. This wine has floral and spicy aromas and taste. Soft tannins and acidity give a balanced and lengthy mouthfeel.
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (12 x 750ml), Swan Valley by River Bank Estate, 14.8% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: The Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 currently sells for $45/bottle in the restaurant Aged for 24 months in new and second use French, American and Hungarian oak. This wine has subtle tannins and black fruits character.
2009 Oceans Estate Merlot (12 x 750ml), Margaret River by Oceans Estate Tomasi Vineyards, 14% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: 100% Merlot. This wine is made from Block 4 of the Tomasi vineyard. The old vines consistently give us fruit of incredible flavour and intensity. The colour is deep brick red and is in bright condition. The nose shows mulberry, red fruits, strawberry and some cedar. There are oak and skin tannins in good balance providing good structure. It has wonderful smooth velvet like texture with oak imparting a spicy note.
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2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (12 x 750ml), Swan Valley by River Bank Estate, 13,5% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: The Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 currently sells for $32/bottle in the restaurant A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with 20% Cabernet Franc. Aged in new and second use French, American & Hungarian oak for 30 months. Dark berries and chocolate aromas, subtle oak and soft tannins.
2015 Cool Nights Shiraz (6 x 750ml), Margaret River by Evans & Tate, 14.5% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: The colour is inky purple black with a youthful purple rim. The aroma of ripe fruits of mulberry, black cherry and blood plums with a perfumed lift.The palate is soft, luxurious and long with fleshy ripe fruit flavours of mulberry and plum fill the palate with a lovely spice and earthy layer in the wine adding depth and complexity..
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2017 Dreaming Dog Cabernet Shiraz (12 x 750ml), Margaret River by Chapman Grove , 13.6% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: Herbaceous style with aromas of green leaves and musk over a Blackcurrant and Blackberry fruit background. Medium bodied with a youthful lingering finish. Aged in a combination of used French oak barrels and staves for 12 months. Cabernet Sauvignon 82% Shiraz 18%.
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2012 Gnornburp Pinot Noir (12 x 750ml), Great Southern by Gnornbup Estate, 14.5% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: This beautiful Pinot Noir is soft and elegant, a palate laced with licorice and dark cherries. The tannins carry a sweet earthiness that lingers..
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2016 Rosabrook Cabernet Sauvignon (12 x 750ml), Margaret River by Rosabrook Estate, 14.5% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: Winemaker Notes: deep colour with the classic bouquet of briar Cabernet and unmistakably Margaret River this wine has a rich and structured palate.Vintage Conditions: The 2016 growing season was characterised by return to average winter rains followed by a cool spring free of high winds that lead to good flowering and fruit set. Warmer conditions prevailed into summer leading to a normal ripening compared to recent vintages. These were ideal conditions for our reds with a fine Indian summer that help develop excellent colours and fine tannin structures in the final wine. Vineyard: Located in north of Margaret River region our vineyard was planted almost 17 years ago. Low yielding and now mature. Vinification: Hand- picked grapes were fermented in a single open fermenter and plunged daily. On dryness, the wine was run to new and one-year old barrels. It was finally bottled after twelve months in oak and laid down for a further maturation until released. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, 100% Margaret River, Wine maker Brian Fletcher. . Awards:GOLD MEDAL Margaret River Wine Show 2016
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2014 Chapman Grove Reserve Shiraz (12 x 750ml), Margaret River by Chapman Grove, 13.4% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: 2014 Vintage gave us a very wet winter but an almost perfect vintage. The dense blossom canopy provided a distraction for the birds and the consistent warm dry days enabled us to manage fruit quality and ripening. Chapman Grove Reserve Shiraz 2014: 92 Points James Halliday Machine harvested at night, crushed and de-stemmed, pressed to French oak (25% new and the balance in staves) for 12 months. This is classic cooler climate Shiraz with beautiful perfumes on the nose and lovely fleshy fruit flavours on the palate, the tannins are soft and generous combining to give the wine a well structured finish. Screwcap Alc/Vol 13.4% drink to 2034. James Halliday 5 Red Star rated winery .
2016 Founders Choice Red Blend (6 x 750ml), Margaret River by Chapman Grove, 12.5% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: This wonderful red blend is deep red in colour, the nose has a complex variety of red and black fruit characters with some earthy undertones. The palate is rich and full with intense fruit flavours showing a freshness and lovely balance of oak and tannins a wine that will develop with cellaring drink 2030.Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot 32.5% Melbec 5% Petit Verdot 2.5%. Aged in a combination of French Oak barrels and stainless steel tanks with French oak staves for approx 11 months..
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