Kerrigan + Berry Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (6 x 750mL), WA.

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The 2008 Kerrigan + Berry Cabernet Sauvignon is made from two old vine vineyards situated in Mt Barker and Margaret River, the two premier grape growing regions of Western Australia. While Margaret River has earned an international reputation for this variety Mt Barker has quietly long produced Cabernets of great subtlety and complexity. This blend fuses the strengths of Mt Barker Cabernet Sauvignon with its classic berry cassis characters with the more fleshy robust structure of Margaret River.

WA - Other Western Australian
Western Australia

Expert Reviews

Deep, dense red-purple; a 68/32 regional blend, the structure and length of the blackcurrant fruit of Mount Barker fleshed out on the mid-palate by fuller Margaret River cabernet fruit. A wine of great length and long-term future.

Rating 95 - Drink by 2033 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (OCT/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes


The 2008 KERRIGAN + BERRY Cabernet Sauvignon has a dense blood red appearance with a black heart.


The wine displays ripe berry aromas of great intensity from the Margaret River fruit with underlying dusty and earthy characters typical of Great Southern Cabernet Sauvignon. There is depth to the nose indicating there are reserves of complex aromas yet to develop and be exhibited in the wine.


The palate is substantial with an intense and full flavour profile, ripe and fleshy sweet fruits fill the mid palate with long palate extension driven by ripe and mature tannin. The mouth feel is robust but the tannins are smooth.


This is a strong wine with ripe tannin and strong fruit depth indicating it will benefit from careful cellaring. The expectation is that the wine would benefit from 10 years maturation.

WA - Other Western Australian
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
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Winery Profile

The KERRIGAN of KERRIGAN+BERRY is Michael Kerrigan, otherwise known as Kegs. Owner and winemaker of Hay Shed Hill in Margaret River.

After excelling at winemaking studies at Roseworthy College in South Australia, Michael spent thirteen vintages as the winemaker for Howard Park and Madfish wines making wine from grapes grown in virtually every wine region in Western Australia but specializing in Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon. In his time at Howard Park Michael received numerous accolades for the wines including nomination for Qantas Winemaker of the Year in 2003.

In late 2006 Michael and his partners, including Gavin, bought Hay Shed Hill in Margaret River. The opportunity to get involved with Hay Shed Hill was one that Michael could not let pass. "I knew the vineyard and always coveted the fruit, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to take ownership in a classic old pioneer vineyard in the elite of Margaret River but one which, for various reasons, had not quite realized it's potential."

"The only downside to making single vineyard estate wines from Hay Shed Hill is that there is no Riesling! I have a particular love of Riesling, especially from the Great Southern and really did miss it. I had also developed a special relationship with blending Great Southern and Margaret River Cabernet, they just marry so well - so after some liquid persuasion I convinced Gavin that KERRIGAN + BERRY was something that we should do. That was the full extent of the market research that went into these wines. We knew the regions, we knew the vineyards and the fruit - it was inevitable" Michael Kerrigan. The BERRY side of KERRIGAN + BERRY is Gavin Berry. Gavin is the Managing Director (and chief Friday BBQ cook!) of West Cape Howe Wines in the Great Southern.Gavin entered the wine industry at the ripe old age of 28 when a tour to the Swan Valley sparked an interest in wine making and within a few months found himself working his first vintage! He decided to follow his new found passion and study winemaking at Roseworthy College in South Australia. There he met Gill (now his wife and business partner) and together they worked a vintage in the Swan Valley (WA) and then in Gigondas (France) before making the move late in 1988, to Mt Barker (WA). Gavin took up the position as Assistant Winemaker at Plantagenet Wines, expecting to stay a year or two before moving on. However, he was to stay on at Plantagenet for 16 years and with Gill, established their "Mount Trio" vineyard in the picturesque Porongurup's, near Albany. They built a beautiful mud-brick house, had a couple of kids, and well, the rest is history... Gavin joined West Cape Howe as winemaker/director in early 2004 taking this brand to its current position as one of the most awarded and sought after Western Australian wine brands."I have never been much into marketing but I am very much into Riesling and good Cabernet so after the 3rd bottle of wine, Kegs convinced me that KERRIGAN + BERRY was a good idea. If it didn't work then at least we would have some good wine to drink" Gavin Berry.

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