Singlefile Wines Great Southern Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2018 Dozen (12 Bottles)

by Wines By Cellars

$291.00 GST Included


5 stars, Equal Top in Category, Best of the West, Winestate Magazine, Apr 2020

Cabernet and Merlot shine in this 2018 Singlefile blend. Its bright and lifted aromas jump from the glass, wafting with blackcurrant, bay leaf and gentle oak tones. Flavours of juicy red fruit, balanced acidity and gentle fine-grained tannins lead to a long finish.

This wine is a blend of 60% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot and 15% malbec, the malbec not mentioned on the front label given the quantity offered in the blend has varied from 0% to 15%.

The fruit was picked and sorted in mid April 2018. It was cold soaked in small fermenters for twelve days before undergoing an extended and gentle maceration allowing for the softening of the tannins. Thirty percent of the wine was matured in new Bordeaux oak barriques.

The balance went to one year old (50%) and two year old (20%) Bordeaux barriques for thirteen months maturation before final blending and bottling in August 2019.

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This wine displays bright and lifted aromas of dark berry and bay leaf, and gentle oak support. The wine is effortlessly mouth filling with juicy red fruit flavours balanced with acidity and gentle fine grained tannins which lead to a long finish. It is well suited to red meat dishes such as a roast leg of lamb with garlic and herbs.

Top 10 Best Value Winery in Australia (2018 & 2020)
37 wines score 95 points or above in last 3 years with 36 highlighted for their value for money; Best Chardonnay in Australia (2019)
Equal Top Scoring Sauvignon Blanc in Australia (2020)
Best of Best Cabernet Sauvignon (2020) Dark Horse Winery of the Year (2014) – James Halliday Wine Companion
Top 50 Wine Experiences in the World (2019); Best Cellar Door in Great Southern (2016, 2014, 2013)
Best Tasting Experience in Great Southern (2019, 2018, 2017, 2015) – Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine

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