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2017 Singlefile Great Southern Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

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SKU: 17GSCABMER
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VINEYARD & WINEMAKING

The 2017 winter saw lots of rainfall that continued into spring. Summer was dry and warm with some big rains in February 2017. These provided plenty of water for the vines, providing excellent growing conditions which resulted in high quality juicy, fresh and vibrant shiraz. Ripeness was achieved at relatively low sugar levels.

This wine is a blend of 91% cabernet sauvignon, 6% merlot and 3% malbec. The fruit was picked and sorted in mid April 2017. It was cold soaked in small fermenters for twelve days before undergoing an extended and gentle maceration allowing for the softening of the tannins. Forty percent of the wine was matured in new Bordeaux oak barriques. The balance went to one year old (30%) and two year old (30%) Bordeaux barriques for ten months maturation before blending.

THE WINE

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. It will continue to develop in the bottle for eight to ten years.

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REVIEWS OF NOTE

2017 Vintage

96 points, James Halliday, Top 100, Nov 2018

2016 Vintage

95 points, Ned Goodwin, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2018
17.5 points, Regan Drew, Vinonotebook, Jun 2018
92 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, Apr 2018
17.8 points, Barry Weinman, Fine Wine Club, Apr 2018
92 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, Mar 2018

2015 Vintage

95 points, Jane Faulkner, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2017
92 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, Apr 2017
92 points, QWine, Jun 2017
18.3 points, Barry Weinman, Fine Wine Club, Jul 2017

2014 Vintage

95 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Oct 2016
93 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, May 2016
18 points, Barry Wineman, Fine Wine Club, Aug 2016

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Cabernet Merlot
Acid
5.44
pH
3.75
Residual Sugar
0.65
Alcohol %
14.2
Product Reviews
Andrew Boyd's Gravatar
Andrew Boyd
(18/03/2019 at 11:45 AM)
This is a super, medium bodied wine, with great fruit and impressive length. Accompanying a filet steak was an excellent pairing for my taste.

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