2017 Rocky Road Cabernet Merlot

2017 Rocky Road Cabernet Merlot

Our Cabernet Merlot is a fruit driven blend, that harnesses the silky tannin structures of southern Margaret River’s Bordeaux-style varietals. Complex, long and lively; a wine sure to please all.

"Beautiful fragrant fruit with violets and black olive and plum. There is a fine minerality here that adds to the precision on the palate. Excellent older oak integration. Fine and long with chalky tannins."
Score 92/100 Ray Jordan Top 100 Reds 2020

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon | Merlot
Aging
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Alcohol %
14.2
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Brooding aromas of blackberry conserve, cassis and after dinner mints greet at first swirl. Underlying sweet liquorice, black olives and dark chocolate are moderated by subtle earthy notes. Soft forest fruits fill a soft palate that abounds with cassis and sweet cola flavours. A silky mid palate is supported by velvety cocoa flavoured tannins and sweet spiced oak. A fruit forward number guaranteed to please.
Vineyard Notes
After desirable conditions during flowering, the summer started cool and wet, slowing down the growing season significantly. Conditions improved in late February, developing into a perfect Indian summer. The result is whites that are packed with energy and poise, and reds that got the benefit of a long, cool ripening period; tannin ripeness and complex flavour development. Alcohols are lower than previous years, even with greater physiological ripeness.
Winemaker Notes
The fruit for this wine comes from Hazel’s Vineyard which is our southernmost vineyard. Whole berries were transferred by gravity into 5 tonne concrete fermenters. Underwent partial wild fermentation at low temperature. Gentle extraction was carried out with a combination of hand plunging and pump over twice daily. The fruit spent between 7 and 14 days on skins to retain vibrancy and freshness before being transferred to 1-2 years old French oak barriques for 14-months maturation.
Other Notes
53% Cabernet Sauvignon 32% Merlot 10% Malbec 5% Petit Verdot