2018 BDX

2018 BDX - Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot

Bursting with aromas of lavender and crushed violets. Sweetened spices, dark cherries and mulberries are complemented by more savoury notes of balsamic herbs and mocha. The palate is voluminous and soft with a ripe frame of tannins providing structure and length to this deliciously fragrant wine.

"The best example of this wine yet released. Deep and vibrant bright colours. The palate is deep and concentrated yet there is poise and balance, which carries the wine to a very long stylish finish. Has a neat tannin thread to hold it all together."
Score: 94/100 Ray Jordan Top 100 Reds 2020

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Wine Specs
Malbec | Cabernet Sauvignon | Petit Verdot
Harvest Date
8th March - 3rd April
2-20 years
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
50% Malbec, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot
Silver Medal - 2019 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
Vineyard Notes
100% Hazel’s Vineyard - certified biodynamic in 2020. Our southernmost vineyard characterised by coarse ironstone gravel loam soil, Southern Ocean breezes, a northerly aspect and plenty of Margaret River sunshine.
Winemaker Notes
All fruit was de-stemmed but not crushed into concrete fermenters, with a 5-day cold soak before wild fermentation. Post fermentation, the wines were pressed to French barriques in our underground cellar. Wines were matured for 15-months before being racked and bottled after a coarse filtration.
Other Notes
Vintage Report - Preceded by perfect growing conditions in Spring, the 2018 vintage in Margaret River was one of the most classical in recent memory. 20mm of rain at the end of January was well received by our dry grown vineyards. Warm days and cool nights resulted in amazing fruit purity and flavour with balanced acid in our whites. Temperatures warmed up towards the end of March, accelerating the ripening of our reds, giving us incredible flavour concentration with optimal acid and tannin levels. The exceptional quality of our fruit resulting from this vintage has been perfectly reflected in our 2018 wines.