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2018 Singlefile Great Southern Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

2018 Singlefile Great Southern Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
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SKU: 18GSCABMER
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$300.00
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$22.50 as part of a straight or mixed case

VINEYARD & WINEMAKING

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.

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.

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CRITIC REVIEWS OF NOTE

2017 Vintage

96 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2019
92 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, Jun 2019
96 points, Top 40 Winter Reds, James Halliday, The Weekend Australian, May 2019
17.5 points, Barry Weinman, Fine Wine Club, May 2019
16.0 points, Tamlyn Currin, JancisRobinson.com, Dec 2018
96 points, James Halliday, Top 100, The Australian, 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
2018
Varietal
Cabernet Merlot
Acid
6.4
pH
3.54
Alcohol %
13.7
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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Jamie Scoringe
(30/06/2019 at 12:33 PM)
chose to have this one as a fireside discussion piece... it delivers hands down on its own, superior depth of taste to defy its price point

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Denni Clifton
(25/07/2019 at 6:57 PM)
We had this for a small celebration, it it was smooth after being opened for a few minutes with a bouquet somewhat of berries. Well balanced and full of flavour, this wine is best enjoyed with a meal.

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Alice Fitzpatrick
(28/07/2019 at 11:34 PM)
This wine was full bodied in flavour, but smooth on the palate. If you’re wanting an easy drinking wine, that has depth and personality yet isn’t too overpowering this is a wine to try. Thoroughly enjoyed this bottle with friends!

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Brooke Neal
(04/08/2019 at 8:04 PM)
We enjoyed this on the weekend by the fire with my folks. No food required this wine was smooth and easy to drink on its own. A great blend that was so easy to drink we were left wanting more. We’ve updated our club membership to include a few of these 👌

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Andrew Boyd
(09/08/2019 at 7:50 PM)
The wine accompanied a pork filet which, despite hesitation that it may be too heavy, was not the case. Deep ruby and with an elegant nose the wine is medium bodied and fruit driven with little tannin or oak evident and shows very good length. For such a young wine it was surprisingly balanced and integrated. Perhaps not a match in the longer term to the previous vintage but still an excellent wine.

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Michael Gresham
(11/08/2019 at 2:04 PM)
Hints of chocolate and spice but is primarily dark fruit driven, particularly on the front palate, but not in an overbearing or bold way. The merlot fills the middle ensuring a generous drink, but for me I found the length lacking and the tannins a little rough, the only things really stopping this from being a stand-out wine. Nonetheless, it represents great value and is one for drinking now or in a year or two.

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Gai Day
(25/09/2019 at 6:28 PM)
Berry, with a soft tanin finish and a hint of pepper. Excellent even though not as big as the straight Cabernet Sauvignon but very rich. I would definitely order more and cellar.

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