Juniper Estate Aquitaine Rouge 2015 (12 x 750mL), Margaret River, WA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

RRP $35

$32.99 per Bottle
$395.88 per case

Overview

A single vineyard blend made with a base of old vine Cabernet and complemented and expanded by the other varieties of Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot - all tradtionally used in Bordeaux. This Margaret River blend is made to showcase the attributes of these other varieties to make a medium bodied wine displaying an array of fruit characters with flesh, depth and complexity

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

Expert Reviews

Rating 95 - Jane Faulkner Published 01 August 2018

A finer, leaner execution of this Bordeaux blend in this vintage but no less impressive. Heady with mulberries and cassis, pepper and woodsy spices with the tannins textural and surprisingly sandy; 18 months in French barriques (33% new). While the oak is integrated, a cedary fragrance lingers lightly. Long and pure on the finish.

Winery Tasting Notes

This elegantly proportioned blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc has created an intensely flavourful wine with great depth and structure. The aroma is both complex and enticing with generous ripe fruit characters of black currant, dark cherry, mulberry and plum, which are supported by biscuity oak, liquorice, violets and dried herbs. On tasting, the juicy ripe fruit flavours are intense with mouth filling generosity, balanced with savoury black olive and slate like tannins that guide the wine effortlessly through the palate. Approachable now, but with ageing potential to at least 2027.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medals - Pert Royal Wine Show 2017, Wine of Show WA 2017

Vintage
2015
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

Brand Profile Image

Juniper Estate is a producer of premium wines in Wilyabrup, the heart of the Margaret River winegrowing area. It is one of the oldest vineyards in the area. No sub-region has been historically more important in the success of Margaret River than Wilyabrup, where the first vineyards were planted and wineries built and which continues to be home to a disproportionately large number of famous, usually small, vineyards.

Winemaker

Mark Messenger has been the Winemaker at Juniper Estate since 1998. He has responsibility for production of all Juniper wines and is supported by an experienced team in the winery and the vineyard. Mark was Assistant Winemaker at Cape Mentelle, in Margaret River, from 1990 to 1998. Mark’s experience lies in producing premium Margaret River wines, using the best quality grapes, oak and other materials, and that is his mission at Juniper Estate.

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