Cabernet Merlot 2014 – Black Market Deal #35125
- Rich, full-bodied
- Margaret River
Time is kind to cabernet blends. A handful of years is just what it needs to soften out the often robust, prominent tannins and frame the nuanced flavour profile; and what a profile it is. Jam packed with powerful redcurrant and blueberry forest fruits that play a co-starring role with powerful cedar, milk chocolate and bay leaf notes; all classic, common and noticeable traits to that of any Margaret River cabernet blend. This 5 red star producer is constantly pumping out quality drops and with 2 gold medals hanging around its neck, this one is just another string to its bow. Tip your hat to the french and pair this with a Provencal beef daube stew that’s just as good (if not better) the next day.
What is a Black Market deal?
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Full price $22.00 from the producer.
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- Margaret River
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Margaret River is as elusive as it is beautiful, such that you really need to visit to truly grasp its haunting beauty. Über-premium Cabernet, Chardonnay and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends grow here. 'Margies' only produces 3% of the country's grapes, but commands over 20% of its premium wine market, and hasn't had an off vintage since 2006. You start to realise how often this region is overlooked when you can list brands like Leeuwin, Cape Mentelle, Vasse Felix, and Voyager, not to mention Cullen, Pierro, Moss Wood, and Deep Woods. It's safe to say that it's time for a revisit.