Sandalford Element Cabernet Merlot 2015 CONFIRM 2015 VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc Malbec Margaret Swan Western Australia
The stylish and hospitable west coast accord of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, from parcels of choice grapes, grown to some of the finest vineyards in Margaret River and Valley Swan. Generously proportioned yet judiciously supple, lovely sweet berry characters are seasoned by aromatic herbaceousness, a balance between perfumed fruit and background oak, Element is drinking beautifully now, immensely food friendly and can be counted on to match beautifully with pink lamb or sticky belly of pork.
Sandalford is located on property which formed part of Western Australia's second land title, it is one of the region's oldest and largest privately owned wineries. From vines planted to some of the Swan Valley's best vineyards, some very mature, up to fifty years of age, reflecting contemporary viniculture as expressed through the Element range. Immediately after harvest, fruit is destemmed, crushed and inoculated to choice yeasts. Cap management regimens and twice daily pumpovers are employed throughout the ferments for optimal extractions. Upon completion, batches are seeded for malolactic and treated to a term of age under a selection of seasoned French oaks before assemblage.
Cherry red, magenta hues. Just smells of great Cabernet Merlot, lifted berry fruits, cassis and a dash of eucalypt, leafy Cabernet characters with plum and dusty notes floating through. Talk about bang for your buck here, distinctive minty blackcurrant, powerful and very intense, some nicely subdued hints of well integrated quality oak weave their way into the mix.
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