2012 Carrodus Cabernet Merlot

$250.00

75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot from original 1969 plantings. Bitter chocolate, blueberry and plum fruits with a violet floral lift. A big wine but balanced with fruit and tannins to match. Bright acid will ensure its ageability and only time will tame him!

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Aroma: A lovely violet floral lift, with blueberry and plum fruits.

Palate: Bitter chocolate and blue fruits, a big wine but balanced with fruit and tannins to match. Bright acid will ensure its ageability and only time will tame him!

Hand harvested and destemmed and crushed into 600kg tea chest fermenters. Hand plunged twice daily until fermentation is complete. Basket pressed for gentle tannin extraction before malolactic fermentation in French oak Bordeaux shaped barrels for 20 months. Bottled via gravity without filtration.

Varietals: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot

Region: Yarra Valley (Gruyere)

Season: 2012 in the Yarra Valley will go down as one of those exceptional vintages where all varieties achieved excellent quality. The resulting 2012 wines are beautifully balanced and integrated as young wines with the finesse and longevity that you’ve come to expect from this iconic vineyard.

Vines: Fruit sourced exclusively from 1969 planted Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

Cellaring: Drinking beautifully at present and will evolve for a further 20 years under suitable cellaring conditions.

Analysis: 13.5 % ALC

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