Pitchfork Cabernet Merlot 2011 (6 x 750mL), Margaret River, WA.

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RRP $17

$13.99 per Bottle
$83.94 per pack
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This traditional blend of the two classic grape varieties is designed to produce a wine with a complete palate profile. Cabernet Sauvignon is the structurally strongest variety with good flavour in the early and late part of the taste spectrum backed up by fine tannin. Merlot has less flavour persistence than Cabernet Sauvignon but has wonderful mid palate fleshiness giving a sweet fruit centre to the wine. The grapes were sourced from Margaret River; the premier grape producing region of Western Australia. Fermentation in open topped vessels with traditional pump over cap management produced a wine with loads of fruit flavours and background tannin providing structure without astringency. Maturation in French oak barriques for 10 months adds further complexity and structure without dominating the fruit.

WA - Margaret River
Western Australia

Expert Reviews

Good colour; the fragrant bouquet introduces a wine with a juicy intensity that energises and lengthens the palate, and continues onto the aftertaste. Good today, good in 3+ years. Rating 91 - Drink by 2016 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (SEP/2013)

It’s a tough call to find authentic Margaret River cabernet as well assembled as this under $20. No corners have been cut here, matured in small, mostly mature French oak barrels, not in tanks with staves or chips. The focus rightly remains of lovely fragrant, deep and well-defined fruit reminiscent of violets, blackcurrants and tomatoes. Finely structured tannins support a tangy berry fruits finish. Rating 91 - Drink by 2016 - Tyson Stelzer, tysomstelizer.com

Winery Tasting Notes


Ripe berry fruits with chocolate mint characters typical of Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon.


Ripe berry fruits with chocolate mint characters typical of Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon.


Good concentration of ripe sweet berry fruits with impressive mid palate fleshiness. Soft round palate profile with ripe tannin at finish.

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

Winery Profile

Hay Shed Hill is located in the heart of the Margaret River "golden triangle" near the Moss Wood, Evans and Tate, Cullen and Howard Park wineries. Planted in 1973 with Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc - Hay Shed Hill produces world-class wines that reflect the place of their origin. Winemaker Michael Kerrigan is one of the most respected in Australia with twelve years as Chief Winemaker of Howard Park and Madfish Wines.

Pitchfork Range

The modern Australian food and lifestyle needs modern Australian wine. Friends and family, casual dining, good primary food ingredients presented simply so as to highlight the quality of the produce. The wine needs to complement this experience and should be clean and bright expressing the quality of the fruit not secondary influences of fermentation, oak and other processing gimmicks. The modern Australian food and lifestyle needs modern Australian wine - there is no better source of modern Australian wine than off an old Australian vineyard.

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