Specials 2014 Russell Rd Vineyard Cabernet Merlot

2014 Russell Rd Vineyard Cabernet Merlot

2014 Russell Rd Vineyard Cabernet Merlot
 
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Nick Bulleid MW's Tasting Note

Background
The Russell Rd vineyard is in the Frankland region in the southwest of Western Australia.
During the 2013/14 vintage, Frankland experienced even, mild temperatures through spring with good rainfall and occasional storms. The warm summer brought the grapes to ripeness in early April.

The final blend is composed of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot.
The wine was matured for 12 months in new and used French oak barrels.

Colour
Moderately deep red with a little purple.

Nose
Attractive red fruits with hints of blackcurrant. Subtle, spicy oak.

Structure / Palate
Medium bodied, with good depth of red fruit and bottle age adding cedar complexity. Merlot adds fullness and continuity to the mid-palate. The wine finishes with firm, balanced tannins.

This well-structured Cabernet Merlot is ready for drinking and is well suited to flavoursome red meats dishes, particularly lamb. It will soften and gain further complexity until at least 2019.

Unit Size Bottle
Bottle Size 750ml
Bottle Closure Screwcap
Alcohol 14.5%
Cellaring Potential 2019+
Serving Suggestion Barbecued butterfly leg of lamb
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