Ashbrook Cabernet Merlot 2008 (12 x 750mL), Margaret River, WA.

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$24.90 per Bottle
$298.80 per case
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Overview

Margaret River is regarded as the premier region in Australia for Bordeaux blends as typified by Ashbrook’s blend of approximately 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Two years in French Oak and two years’ bottle maturation produce classical wines of elegance, intensity and opulence.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

2008 has already been acknowledged as an exceptional red vintage for Margaret River and our Cabernet is no exception. This blend is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with the remainder Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

Two years in French oak and two years bottle maturation produce a classical wine of elegance with complex flavours and fine tannins, an excellent example of the Margaret River "Bordeaux" style.

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

Winery Profile

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“This estate is one of the quietest and highest achievers in Australia, maintaining excellent viticulture and fastidious winemaking. It is hard to choose between the complex, herby, tropical Semillon, or subtly oaked, long Chardonnay, the crisp Sauvignon Blanc or briar- and cassis Cabernet.” James Halliday.

In 1975, after considerable evaluation and thorough searching for land suitable for premium wine production, the Devitt family purchased and named Ashbrook Estate in Wilyabrup.

It is one of the ten original vineyard wineries in Margaret River and to this day is still owned and operated by the Devitts. With abundant technical expertise, a rare and highly sought after location, an ideal climate and a well equipped winery, Ashbrook has an enviable record for consistently producing high quality wines.

At Ashbrook the vines are mainly grown on specialised Lyre trellis to maximise flavour development. All fruit is hand picked. Ashbrook is one of the few wine producers where all fruit processed is estate grown and all wine is made and bottled on site using their own equipment. This gives greater focus and control over the total winemaking process.

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