2000 Cabernet Merlot

Product Description

Gold Medal Royal Hobart Wine Show 2002.

Awards: Gold Medal Royal Hobart Wine Show 2002; 90 points James Halliday 2002; Bronze Medal Royal Perth Wine Show 2002.
Region: 100% Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River.
Colour: Rich garnet.
Bouquet: Aromas of luscious red berry fruits combine with cedar and a touch of mint.
Palate: The palate is soft and succulent with an elegant structure allowing for immediate appreciation. Mouth filling fruit flavours are enhanced by gentle French oak undertones. The tannin structure is such the wine can be enjoyed now or allowed to benefit from medium term cellaring.
Source: Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River
Vintage Characteristics: Mild dry vintage.
Vinification: Stainless steel static fermenters with 12 to 22 days skin contact post fermentation.
Cellaring Potential: Suggested best 2004;
Oak Treatment: 100% matured in barriques for 15 months, 40% new French oak.
Serving Suggestion: Rare roast lamb with onion based jus.
Alcohol: 14.5%
Sweetness: Dry
Residual Sugar: 1g/L
pH: 3.65
Acidity: 5.9g/L
Harvest Date: April 2000
Bottling Date: December 2001