Willow Bridge `Dragon Fly` Cabernet Merlot 2012 (12 x 750mL), WA.

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Overview

Styled originally after the great wines of the left bank of Bordeaux on France's southwest coast, the regions of Australia's southwest have also had great success with Cabernet dominant blends such as this. This wine is a classic in that mould, with the typical Australian richness of blackcurrant fruit overlayed with an air of the sophisticated characters these varieties deliver when grown in suitable locations and matured in intelligently chosen oak. The winemaking was straightforward. Each parcel of fruit was fermented on skins for up to 35 days then pressed when the fruit and tannin were in balance, with harder pressings kept separate. The individual parcels underwent malolactic fermentation in tank before being matured for twelve months in Bordeaux coopered French oak barrels - only 10% of which were new. The final blend was assembled in May 2013, given a light egg-white fining and bottled.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Dark cherry / garnet red. Purple hints.

Aroma

Highly perfumed in its youth with lavender, and citrus peel elements. Behind that is classic cassis from the Cabernet and some earthy undergrowth characters from the Merlot.

Palate

Medium to full bodied, with a sweet juicy and expansive front palate. Serious, ripe and nutty structural tannins fill out the middle and a twist of blood-orange acidity freshens up the finish.

Cellaring

Drinking very well from release, but for those who appreciate maturity, it should happily reward cellaring past 2018.

Vintage
2012
Region
WA - Other Western Australian
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.7%

Winery Profile

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Willow Bridge Estate is family owned and operated by principals Jeff and Vicki Dewar, who bought the picturesque 180-hectare hillside property in 1996 after an exhaustive search of the state for the ideal vineyard site from which to realize their shared vision of producing world class wines which are both opulent and accessible. The estate is located in a hidden jewel of an area known as the Ferguson Valley which, at that time, was home to only a few small vineyards. Immediately planting 60 hectares of vines and then building a state of the art winery (the first winery in the area) in time for their first vintage in 2000, established Willow Bridge as the pioneering estate of the area and demonstrated the family’s confidence in the property and resolve to see their vision become reality.

From the release of their very first wines, their efforts were quickly rewarded with critical acclaim, wine show success and most importantly, glowing feedback from wine lovers.

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