Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Margaret River Western Australia
Catching Thieves make wines with so much style, you'll do just about anything to get your hands on them! The highly skilled McWilliams team have matched the nobility of Cabernet Sauvignon with the affability of Merlot, to achieve a succulent Margaret River wine of substantial style and flair. Catching Thieves is built to exude alluring dark berry plum characters, to be in fine balance and ultimately deliver a soft and flavourful, aromatic juicyness to the palate.
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are picked throughout the cool of night to retain freshness. Grapes are gently destemmed, cold soaked and vinified in static fermenters at 22°C to 26°C over the course of a week, pumped over thrice daily. Upon completion, batches are held on skins for several days to soften the tannins, batches are pressed and transferred to a combination of finely coopered oak barrels for a term of age to enhance the complexity, while being treated to a series of rackings over the course of a year. Catching Thieves is ultimately assembled with a view to creating a seamless Cabernet Merlot wine whilst retaining the ebullient Margaret River bramble berry opulence.
Brick crimson red colour. Leafy aromatics, redcurrants and wild black berry, spice over supple chocolate oak. A medium weight palate featuring delectable flavours of currant and mulberry, plums and lovely cassis notes, juicy acidity, persistence and length. A touch of cinnamon complements the fruit, as it rests upon a soft but supportive tannin structure.