Cellar Door Specials 2020 Driftwood "the Collection" Margaret River Cabernet Sauv - NEW !

2020 Driftwood "the Collection" Margaret River Cabernet Sauv - NEW !

2020 Driftwood "the Collection" Margaret River Cabernet Sauv - NEW !
Nick Bulleid MW's Tasting Notes
Background

This 2020 vintage is a great follow-up to the 2019. A dry, hot Spring and Autumn and the windy conditions during flowering in Margaret River brought on the start of vintage to late January, the earliest on record, but with low yields. The Cabernet sauvignon grapes (89%) were grown in Wilyabrup and harvested towards the end of March, when the other grapes – Shiraz 7%, Malbec 3% and Merlot 1% - were already safely in.
The wine was matured in new and older French barrels and in tanks for 14 months.

Colour
Mid ruby.

Nose
Good depth of ripe dark berries and subtle, savoury oak. A hint of Margaret River bay leaf.

Structure / Palate
Medium to full bodied. Intense berry fruits, with a little cedar from oak and development. The firm tannins give good structure.

This is a concentrated Margaret River Cabernet showing the classic regional combination of berry fruits and subtle herbal overtones. The wine is ready now, but will be even better with a year in bottle to soften. It will develop cedar and tobacco-like complexity past 2026 if you wish. Delicious with red meats and pasta dishes.

Blend - 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Shiraz, 3% Malbec, 1% Merlot

Bottle Size 750ml
Bottle Closure Screwcap
Alcohol 14.0%
Cellaring Potential 2026+
Serving Suggestion slow cooked red meats or simply by itself
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$14.99
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