The award-winning 2019 Redbrook Estate Cabernet Merlot has numerous gold medals, and it’s easy to see why once you taste this stunning wine.
A classical Bordeaux blend, these native French varieties are highly suited to the Margaret River climate, producing a modern, stylish expression with lush tannins, dense dark fruits and complex savoury spice.
Distinctly Margaret River; driven by dense fruit, tapenade and bay leaf flavours from Cabernet Sauvignon alongside balance and length from Merlot. This is a long-living, powerful red wine.
Rich purple red, with a vibrant purple rim.
Distinctly Margaret River. Driven by pure Cabernet Sauvignon aromas of blackberry, plum, bay leaf and a touch of black olive.
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.
Will show youthful, perfumed notes with fresh fruit flavours upon release. For those after additional complexity and softness, five or more years of bottle age is suggested.
The 2019 growing season was not without challenge, but our mature vineyards, as always, excelled. A mild and very steady vintage allowed for slow, measured flavour and tannin development. The result is medium-bodied wines with lovely perfume and wonderful fine-boned tannin structures.
Pre-ferment cold soak maceration for three days on the Cabernet Sauvignon and five days for the other varieties. The Merlot and Cabernet Franc fermented in open-top fermenters. Ten-day ferment for the Cabernet Sauvignon, 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 Cabernet Sauvignon (matured for 15 months).
- Alcohol: 14.0%
- pH: 3.52
- Acidity (TA): 6.54 g/L
Rosemary-infused lamb shank casserole with soft polenta.
National Wine Show of Australia 2021
Margaret River Wine Show 2021
Sydney Royal Wine Show 2022
Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2022
Melbourne Royal Wine Awards 2022
Decanter World Wine Awards 2023
National Wine Show of Australia 2023
Wine Show of Western Australia 2023
Wine Show of Western Australia 2021
Royal Hobart Wine Show 2022
Perth Royal Wine Awards 2022
Huon Hooke, The Real Review 2023
Very deep and youthful red-purple colour, bright and shiny; intense cassis aroma, subtly briary, concentrated fruit evident. The wine is full-bodied and firmly structured, a powerhouse with lavish tannins which are in good balance with the considerable strength of the fruit. There's a lovely core of sweet fruit. This will be long lived and richly reward cellaring.95
Erin Larkin, Halliday Wine Companion 2023
With 14/4/1% merlot/cabernet franc/malbec. All varieties fermented and matured separately, in French oak for up to 14 months (15% new). This is routinely a very smart wine and this year is no exception. Savoury overtones colour the nose with layers of peppercorn, hung deli meat and ironstone/ferrous notes, while the juicy undercurrent of red and black fruits courses beneath it all. Compelling drinking.94
Ray Jordan Wine Guide 2023
A most stylish expression of the cooler 2019 vintage In Margaret River. It all clings together so beautifully with fine tannins, smoothly applied oak and medium-bodied fruit showing more sinewy bay leaf like characters. Has a minerally oyster shell aroma which extends into the palate. This will be better for a few years in the cellar to fill out.93