Woodlands Cabernet Merlot 2014 (12 x 750mL), Margaret River, WA.

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Overview

2014 was a warm consistent year producing wines of balance, with a wet spring followed by warm dry conditions until February ripening the Merlot and Malbec to perfection. From March onwards the conditions cooled somewhat, and there was some rain in April which extending out the Cabernet Sauvignon harvest by up to 3 weeks.

Like all Woodlands wines, our Cabernet Merlot is produced solely from the Wilyabrup Valley, an area located in the heart of the Margaret River region that enjoys sandy loam soils, excellent drainage, and a moderate to warm climate.

This wine was picked in small batches from 28th of February to the 21st of May. Following harvest, the portions of this blend were sorted berry by berry on our vibrating sorting table. This process allows us to remove any leaves, stems, or green berries that can result in bitter or under ripe characters in the wine.

Once sorted, the fruit was crushed and fermented in small stainless steel fermenters. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was transferred into French oak barrels where it remained for 14 months.

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

Expert Reviews

Rating 94 - Ray Jordan's 2016 Wine Guide

Winery Tasting Notes

Varietal Makeup: 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot,6% Malbec and2% Petit Verdot

Colour

The colour is an intense crimson.

Aroma

The nose shows classic lifted Cabernet characters of brambly red berry fruits combining with French oak notes.

Palate

Dense and structured, with an array of ripe mulberry and blackcurrant characters. Upon opening the texture of the wine is very mineral, almost saline, with a bright finish. Over 30 minutes the wine opens up to be more supple, revealing more red berry fruit characters on the nose and palate.

A very structured wine, we believe our 2014 Cabernet Merlot will benefit from extended aging, and will be best enjoyed if cellared until at least 2019.

Medals & Trophies

SIlver Medal - Margaret River Wine Show 2015

Vintage
2014
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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Established in 1973 by David and Heather Watson, Woodlands is one of Margaret River's first five wineries.

Woodlands produces wine from its two vineyards, both located in the Wilyabrup Valley of Margaret River. The original Woodlands Vineyard is located on Caves Road, while the Woodlands Brook Vineyard is located two kilometres to the northeast.

Woodlands' Vineyards are dry grown and maintained by hand using organic and traditional methods.

Wines produced include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Merlot blends, and Chardonnay. All Woodlands wines are made on site by the Watson family.

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