Cellar Door Specials 2019 Driftwood "the Collection" Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 Driftwood "the Collection" Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 Driftwood "the Collection" Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Notes
Background

The cool spring brought a late bud-burst and delayed vine development through the mild summer. Rainfall events through April brought challenges but ultimately had little effect on fruit quality. Yields were lower than average owing to cold winds during flowering.

The grapes grew in Wilyabrup and were picked mostly in the third week of April. The skins were pressed towards the end of fermentation, and the wine then finished alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in tank.
The wine was matured until October 2020 in a combination of new and older French oak barrels and in tank. Small proportions of petit verdot, malbec and shiraz were added to improve complexity and balance.

Colour
Mid-Crimson purple.

Nose
Intense, with raspberry, black and redcurrant. Typical Margaret River bay leaf. Oak spices add complexity.

Structure / Palate
Medium bodied, supple and well-balanced. Good depth of red and dark fruits with attractive spice and vanilla nuances from oak. Finishes with fine tannins.

This is a stylish Margaret River Cabernet showing the classic regional combination of berry fruits and herbal overtones. The wine is fully ready now, but will develop cedar and tobacco-like complexity past 2024 if you wish. Delicious with red meats and pasta dishes.

Blend - 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec, 3% Shiraz

Bottle Size 750ml
Bottle Closure Screwcap
Alcohol 14.0%
Cellaring Potential 2024+
Serving Suggestion slow cooked red meats or simply by itself
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