2018 Redbrook Estate Cabernet Merlot
Vendor Evans & Tate

2018 Redbrook Estate Cabernet Merlot

Regular price: $40.00
Club price: $35.00
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Redbrook Wines 

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 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.  

 

Tasting Notes

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. 

Technical

vintage

The 2018 vintage was an extraordinary one in Margaret River, with wet winter months followed by a warm spring to promote budburst and a dry early summer perfect for fruit set. Isolated heavy rain then swelled the fruit, with a beautiful late summer of warm days and cool nights; ideal conditions for accentuating the flavour, ripeness and acid balance of the grapes.

winemaking

Pre-ferment cold soak maceration for 3 days on the Cabernet Sauvignon and five days for the other varieties. The Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec all fermented in open top fermenters. High level of must aeration at the start and mid fermentation due to structured year. Hard pressings of the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon not included also due to the structured vintage for the red varieties. Ten-day ferment for the Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, and seven days for the Merlot and Cabernet Franc. 100% French oak used across the board with 15% new. 500L puncheons used for the Merlot and Cabernet Franc (both matured for 12 months) and 300L hogsheads for the Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon (both matured for 15 months). Highest proportions of Cabernet Franc and Malbec ever used in this blend due to the vintage and to achieve house style.

region

Margaret River

varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot
Malbec

 

analysis

  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.53
  • TA: 6.34

Food Pairings

Rosemary-infused lamb shank casserole with soft polenta.

Awards

wine show of western australia 2020

margaret river wine show 2020

Reviews

ray jordan, top 100 reds 2021

Wonderful classically defined cabernet merlot from this excellent vintage. Fragrant blackcurrant with a lift of cedar and bay leaf before the cabernet minerally oyster shell character cuts in. Tightly held focused palate is very long.

95 Points 95

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