West Cape Howe Cabernet Merlot 2012 (12 x 750mL), Great Southern, WA.

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$179.88 per case
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Overview

An initial burst of dense, dark ripe berries with subtle plum characters carry through the palate, combining subtle toasted oak, powdery tannins and a long, rich fruit finish.

‘These wines established our reputation for quality and consistency - year in year out; wines with clean, expressive fruit and compelling value for money.”

Gavin Berry, Winemaker

Region:
WA - Other Western Australian
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

"Great value Great Southern cabernet merlot of fruit integrity and varietal definition. It's crunchy and tangy with redcurrant and blackcurrant fruit, fragrant violet perfume and good persistence. Finely textured tannins are reinforced by a year in new and older French oak barrels, while lively acidity offer well balanced support. Drink 2014-2017." 92 points - Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste Weekly (APR/2014)

"Impressive more stylish follow-up to the hugely successful 2011, which was slightly fleshier. This has astute use of French oak worked into the grainy tannins and silky smooth fruit. It's a classy wine for this price. Lovely ripe berry and blackcurrant signature right through to the finish." 92 points - Ray Jordan, The West Australian (MAR/2014)

"A 75/25 blend sourced from all over WA. The intense, toasty bouquet is a prelude to a palate wrapped by juicy red berries and a sprinkle of white pepper and red licorice."93 points - David Prestipino, Sunday Times Magazine (JUN/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Dark, rich plum, with a vibrant purple hue.

Aroma

Intense ripe berry fruits with lifted cinnamon, nutmeg and savoury oak.

Palate

An initial burst of dense, dark ripe berries with subtle plum characters carry through the palate, combining subtle toasted oak, powdery tannins and a long, rich fruit finish.

Cellaring

Enjoy while youthful or will reward with careful cellaring for 3-4 years.

Medals & Trophies

Silver Medal - Scoop Magazine, Winter Tasting 2014

Bronze Medal, Qantas Wine Show of WA 2013

Vintage
2012
Region
WA - Other Western Australian
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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Located in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, West Cape Howe is the most southerly point, rising some 250 metres above the Southern Ocean. It is thought that the first explorers to this coastline were Dutch seafarers in 1627 aboard their 'Fluyt' class vessel "Gulden Zeepaard" (Golden Seahorse).

The winery is named after this magnificent landmark to pay respect not only to the natural beauty of the region, but also in recognition of the extreme influence of the Southern Ocean on the area's viticulture. The rugged coastline is home to some stunning white beaches, sheltered coves and great rock climbing sites.

West Cape Howe Wines is owned by a partnership including Gavin Berry (until 2004, senior winemaker at Plantaganet), and viticulturist, Rob Quenby. It was founded in 1997 and soon became one of the fastest growing wine brands in Western Australia, now producing around 60,000 cases annually. Over time, it has acquired some of the oldest vineyard resources in the state, giving it unrivalled access to the best and most consistent quality fruit that the cool Great Southern wine region has to offer.

West Cape Howe's driving philosophy is to make delicious wines of harmony, balance, structure and flavour - wines that people love to drink.

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