Cabernet Merlot 2014 - Halliday Australian Wine Companion
Variety: Cabernet Merlot
Region: Central Victoria Zone
Drink by: 2028
Date tasted: 2/2/2016
15 days on skins post ferment. Basket pressed into 100% used French oak. 50 dozen. A juicy start leads to a stern finish. As a young wine it begs to be decanted. Spearmint, redcurrant, twists of briary herbs, boysenberry. It doesn't feel thick, it feels lively. Or it does right up until the finish, where slightly coarse tannin takes over. Extra time in bottle won't hurt it.