Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Cabernet Franc Margaret River Western Australia
Each year, Woodlands names it's flagship Cabernet Sauvignon after a family member or a friend, 2007 was given to Nicolas.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Woodlands have observed that some plots of their vineyard produce aromatic ferments, while others are more structured. The most pungent batches are treated to small open fermenters enhancing aromatics. Parcels showing greater structure are vinified in small closed fermenters, where they remained on skins over a period of forty five days. The best of both worlds, a wine that retains vibrant aromatic fruit whilst gaining structure and adding weight. After twelve months, the best barrels of each batch are determined and set aside for the final assemblage. The completed wine will have remained in exclusively new French oak barrels for twenty one months.
Deep crimson colour. The nose reveals cassis and mulberry, blackcurrant, violet and toasty French oak. The palate shows deep brooding characters of blackberry, mulberry and briar. A very focused wine, with an array of rich fruit flavours and long grained tannins.