2017 Estate Cabernet Merlot

2017 Estate Cabernet Merlot

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Gold Langton's Margaret River Wine Show 2018 Class 9 Single Vineyard

93 points The Vintage Journal Guide 2022, Drink till 2030

92 points James Halliday Drink til 2032

91 points Huon Hooke Drink til 2029


The Vintage Journal 

93 points

"Deep crimson. Fresh blackcurrant, mulberry, dark plum fruits with vanilla notes. Well balanced and inky deep with lovely blackcurrant, mulberry, dark plum fruits, fine slinky/hint leafy textures and some vanilla notes. Cedar firm finish. 79% cabernet sauvignon, 21% merlot. " Drink till 2030.

James Halliday

92 points

"Margaret River sets the scene for this (and similar) blends, rolling out layers of blackcurrant-accented fruit, oak and tannins levers used to shape a full-bodied wine. Cassis, licorice and plum are all there to be had." Drink till 2032.

Huon Hooke

91 points

"Good depth of ruby colour with a trace of purple. The bouquet shows classic regional violet, blueberry, cassis aromas, definitively cabernet, while the palate is rich and medium to full-bodied, tautly textured with slightly firm but balanced tannins. It treads a nice line between fruit and savoury tastes and is drinking well now. Good value, too." Drink till 2029.

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Deep garnet.

Nose: Dark fruits and chocolate with good intensity.

Palate: Full dark fruit with grainy tannins, medium length with dark chocolate on the finish.   


Enjoy wine pairing? Why not try our UMAMU Estate SBS with Dover sole, capers & lemon?


Dear UMAMU family,

We are honoured to offer you this Margaret River Cabernet Merlot, inspired by Aunty May of ex Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande in Bordeaux. Aunty May is why we planted the varieties to produce this blend in 1997. The blend in 2017 is 79% Cabernet Sauvignon & 21% Merlot. Click here to read more about our story with Aunty May.

The fermentation was in a combination of open and closed static tanks and was completed in the tank before being pressed off skins at dryness after 12-18 days of skin contact. 

The wine was then matured for 10 months in about one third new French oak from the forests of Allier, Nevers and the centre of France.


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