Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Region: Clare Valley
Bottle size: 750 mL
Mr Mick’s passion for producing wines for everyone to enjoy is well demonstrated in this classic blend of Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, a blend that has been popular for many years.
This traditional blend has distinctive varietal characters of plums, blackberries, coffee and dark chocolate with hints of violet flower.
It is a mouth-filling wine of great length with textured soft tannins, just the way we like it!
Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot were fermented for a week with their skins, gently pressed and racked prior to French oak ageing. After oak maturation, parcels were selected and blended, filtered and bottled.
It is suitable for drinking anytime from the present to ten years of age, and will complement all red meat cuisine.
Current release being 2016 and still only $17. I would be having a word if I was the accountant.
Earthy and starting to show a little maturation. Cassis/blackberry, plum and mulberry fruits with chocolate, coffee grounds and sweet oak. Woody pencil and rich bay leaf give a varietal thumbprint. Still quite bright on the medium-full palate with violets and chocolate with a long veneer of grippy tannin.
With the extra time in bottle this little guy is starting to show some interesting, slightly developed characters that bring a new dimension to a value for money wine. Smooth and succulent with a gently leathery spicy overlay to the medium weight dark chocolate and toasty primary characters.