Sandalford Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2008 (6 x 750mL), WA.

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Overview

A fine wine with ripe berry and dark currant fruit flavours, silky tannins and plenty of backbone and structure making this a medium to full bodied wine style. The finish is all sweet fruit with tight citrus oak in support of this fruit.

Region:
WA - Margaret River
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Leafy Margaret River Cabernet Merlot drinking well. Bright ripe fruit with earthy tannins and a light but well supported structure goes hand-in-hand with simple flavoured dishes. Wine-making know-how at Sandalford has shelled out a wine with clarity and the flavours of redder fruits, currants and ripe plums. The fruit was picked in the night, which means low sugar, crispness, colder grapes and a happier harvesting crew. Enough tannin to make you roll your tongue around your teeth with an appreciative smack... this wine speaks softly, but, has plenty to say.Rating 8.5/10 - Geraldton Guadian (11/AUG/2010)

Pretty, perfumed, cooler climate style of cabernet that’s very elegant and feminine. Lifted aromas and persistent medium-bodied palate." 4 Stars - Paul Boulden, Alan Dineen & Alex Hudak, Winestate (JUN/2010)

Intense and powerful blackberry flavours, silky smooth texture. Good winter drinking. Peter Forrestral, Sunday Times (23/MAY/2010)

An eye-catching crimson colour leads to an intense, young and seriously delicious mouthful of cabernet flavours. The oak and oak handling are excellent. The other facets of the wine making and the resulting textures are excellent. The lingering quality fruit flavours are excellent..Rating 18.1 - John Jens, Western Suburbs Weekly (11/MAY/2010)

Beautiful aromas of redcurrant and cedar with some plummy fruit cake characters. The palate has incredible intensity with a lingering persistent finish. Poised and powerful at the same time. Tannins are very strong and ripe. This is one that will easily cellar for a few years. Ray Jordan, West Australian (25/JUN/2009)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Dark cherry red with a magenta hue.

Aroma

Lovely ripe blackcurrant fruit with some dusty and cedary oak notes.

Palate

A fine wine with ripe berry and dark currant fruit flavours, silky tannins and plenty of backbone and structure making this a medium to full bodied wine style. The finish is all sweet fruit with tight citrus oak in support of this fruit.

Cellaring Potential

This wine drinks well now but will only mellow and age gracefully over the next ten years.

Vintage
2008
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

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Red 5 Star Winery James Halliday, Austarlian Wine Companion 2011 Edition 

"RED 5 STAR WINERY – Sandalford is an outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity.”

Australia’s most pre-eminent wine critic, James Halliday, awards Sandalford Wines the very coveted RED 5 star rating in the Australian Wine Companion 2011 Edition.

Sandalford Wines was established in 1840 and is today privately owned by the Prendiville family.

In the early 1970’s Sandalford was one of the pioneers in establishing vineyards in the Margaret River planting 96 hectares in the sub region of Wilyabrup. It is this old, dry grown vineyard that is the source of the Prendiville Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and the Estate Reserve range of wines. These wines under the winemaking expertise of Paul Boulden are superb examples of Margaret River at its best, winning praise from notable wine writers and a series of trophies and gold medals at both national and international wine shows.

A new addition to the Sandalford portfolio is the Margaret River Range of wines positioned at the “midprice point” of today’s premium market. It is the fastest growing segment of the wine market and with Sandalford’s world class resources in Margaret River, this range has been developed to tap into this consumer trend. The wines are sourced from a combination of the Sandalford Estate and other premium vineyards in the Margaret River with wine styles reflecting current consumer tastes for vibrant, up front varietal flavours.

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