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2017 Redbrook Estate Cabernet Merlot

2017 redbrook estate cabernet merlot

2017 redbrook estate cabernet merlot

95 Points 95 96 Points 96 97 Points 97

$40.00

$34.00

the next generation of a margaret river classic

The name Redbrook has always evoked a sense of indulgence and luxury. In keeping with this philosophy, we have created two ranges of incredible wines to accentuate the unique character of Margaret River. 

The new Redbrook Estate range delivers varietally expressive, fruit-driven wines that are ready to enjoy upon release, with no compromise on the quality and style expected from those bestowed with the Redbrook name.  

 

colour

Rich purple/red with a vibrant purple rim. 

aroma

Distinctly Margaret River; driven by pure Cabernet Sauvignon aromas of blackberry, plum, bay leaf and a touch of black olive.  

palate

The Merlot fruit, and a small splash of Malbec, add texture, balance, length and a luxurious fragrance to create a seamless, uniquely Margaret River red.  

cellaring

Will show youthful, perfumed notes with fresh fruit flavours upon release. For those after additional complexity and softness, three or more years of bottle age is suggested. 

vintage

A prolonged cool and wet growing season meant the vines were lush and healthy heading into ripening. This resulted in later harvest dates, accentuated by the cool and wet ripening months; conditions not experienced in Western Australia for more than ten years. These conditions, coupled with the absence of heat events, produced highly aromatic reds with pristine natural acidity. 

winemaking

The Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested mid to late-morning, to ensure the fruit reached the winery at a warm, optimum temperature to ensure a healthy, even start to fermentation on skins. The Merlot and Malbec fruit however, were harvested during the coolest part of the very early morning to achieve a cooler temperature so it could be cold soaked on skins for 5 days prior to fermentation.

The selectively harvested fruit was destemmed and fermented over 10 days in stainless steel. The Merlot and Malbec underwent partial wild fermentation. The Cabernet remained on skins for another 20 days to ensure a beautiful, vibrant colour in the final wine. All elements of the blend were then matured in French oak for up to 15 months. Each individual barrel was tasted and assessed to determine which were successful in being included in the final blend. The wine was then carefully blended following these trials and then bottled.

region

Margaret River

variety

Cabernet Sauvignon

Merlot

Malbec

analysis

  • Alcohol: 14.0%

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decanter world wine awards 2020 - 97 points

Platinum Medal - 97 Points

97 Points 97

The Real Review, Huon Hooke 2020

Deep, youthful red/purple colour, bright and fresh, as is the bouquet. The wine has excellent concentration of fruit - cassis, blackberry, cedar and blackcurrant aromas, driven by its fruit, its oak tucked neatly into the background, and the palate tremendously long and beautifully balanced. This is great now and has a massive future. It's quite essency and concentrated but does it so effortlessly. Cellar 2022–2040. 96 points

96 Points 96

halliday wine companion 2020

An even but satisfying flow of elegant flavour. It's ripe and sweet, but it's also dusty and well-shaped; it combines plushness with persistence. Fine-grained tannin, licorice notes, florals and sweet herbs; everything here is in excellent order. To 2034. 95 points.

95 Points 95