Snake & Herring Cannonball Cabernet Merlot PV 2017 (6 x 750mL), WA.

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RRP $45

$39.99 per Bottle
$239.94 per case

Overview

The Cannonball is a blend involving Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. We source from the warmer northern end of the Margaret River region as driving south of Witchcliffe to look at green Cabernet Sauvignon that struggles to ripen is a waste of time.

What does this mean? Cabernet ripens beautifully and Merlot on the right sites has power and generosity to match the structural class of the Cabernet and Petit Verdot.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

The 2017 Cannonball has powerful black fruited aromas of fresh blackberry, roasted tomato and blackcurrant with layers of dried sage, damp earth and graphite. The oak adds a creamy and almond meal texture to the powerful blackberry, dark cherry and fruit on the palate. The succulence typical of the Morgans site is extended and balanced by layers of fine tannin, building into a persistent pencilly/graphite textured finish. Bring on the bratwurst and smallgoods….

Vintage
2017
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Snake and Herring was founded in 2011 by two wine industry junkies, Redmond “Herring” Sweeny and Tony “Snake” Davis. Compelled to walk away from their professional roles at the same time, Redmond and Tony decided to embark on a journey to create their own wine label. Over a parcel of epic Porongurup Riesling, an idea began to form. Many late-night texts were exchanged and early morning vineyard rendezvous arranged and before long Snake + Herring was created and a Porongurup Riesling born.

Like a good wine, Redmond and Tony are a well-balanced team. Tony tends to be dreamy, geeky, moved by the magnificence of science in wine. Capturing and bottling the best of fruit from each site and vintage really ignites him. Redmond has an agricultural and accounting background as well as a forklift driver's ticket and he's not afraid to use it. He knows the market, he knows how to sell wine and thankfully he has a cracking palate.

This partnership has seen Snake + Herring achieve great success, with their latest triumph being the opening of Yarri Restaurant + Bar Dunsborough with Sal Davis and awarded chef Aaron Carr at the helm.

The journey continues!

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