Smith & Hooper Cabernet Merlot 2010 (12 x 750mL), Wrattonbully, SA.

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Overview

Rainfall was above average through winter and early spring so the growing season opened with water-filled soils. Good shoot growth was spurred along by warm days and regular showers. Fruit set was even and quick due to a warm spell during flowering, resulting in a moderate cropping level being set. Conditions from December to February were temperate with warm days and cool nights; the grapes ripened steadily and were harvested early at full ripeness. 2010 is considered an excellent Wrattonbully vintage.

Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

Smith & Hooper Cabernet Merlot 2010 opens with savoury briar and cedar aromas and gains further complexity with notes of wet slate, spicy pimento and the piquancy of smoked paprika.

Palate

Bright fleshy sour cherry and spice box fruit flavours fill the mouth. Fine grained tannin building from the mid palate carries the wine through to a generous and lingering finish.

Cellaring

Drink now and for at least another ten years.

Food Matching

The high fruit notes and fine tannins of this wine pair well with tomato based pasta dishes.

Vintage
2010
Region
SA - Other South Australian
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

Smith & Hooper wines are sourced entirely from two Wrattonbully estate vineyards - adjacent vineyard blocks previously owned by the Smith and Hooper families. These are premium red wines from exceptional vineyard sites where the winemaking philosophy is to let the terroir speak for itself - and it does. The elements of soil and climate at Smith & Hooper have transformed the noble varieties of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon into wines of finesse and distinction.

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