2018 Sandalford 1840 Cabernet Merlot

2018 Sandalford 1840 Cabernet Merlot

Blackberries, Vanilla, Spice

Swan Valley

This wine opens with berries and savoury spices, but keeps evolving in the glass. There’s plums and stewed rhubarb with a floral lift. For the savoury there’s smoky vanilla and fennel as well as mocha. The palate is complex and beautifully textured with silky smooth tannins. The acid is bright and leads this wine to have wonderful length on the finish.
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Winemaker comments

Winemaker Notes
The Cabernet Sauvignon was picked in late February, followed by the Merlot two weeks later. After de-stemming and crushing, each parcel was inoculated with selected yeast strains and fermented in small 5 tonne open fermenters. The fermentation was managed with twice daily pump overs to extract colour, flavour and tannin. Based on taste, having achieved the ideal balance of flavour and extract, the ferment was then pressed to tank. After the completion of primary fermentation, the wine was inoculated for Malolactic Fermentation (MLF) and allowed to complete before being transferred to French oak barriques for maturation. The wine spent 16 months maturing in these barrels prior to blending and bottling.

Tasting notes

Varietals

Varietal
Cabernet Merlot

Colour

Other Notes
Deep garnet with brick red hues.

Nose

Production
Black fruits, plum skin, chocolate box and cedar spice notes, with alluring hints of wild mint and bay leaf.

Palate

Tasting Note
This wine opens with berries and savoury spices, but keeps evolving in the glass. There’s plums and stewed rhubarb with a floral lift. For the savoury there’s smoky vanilla and fennel as well as mocha. The palate is complex and beautifully textured with silky smooth tannins. The acid is bright and leads this wine to have wonderful length on the finish.

Vintage Conditions

Vineyard Notes
The 2018 vintage was a return to the fantastic conditions that WA is renowned for. The wet winter preceding the growing season provided ample soil moisture for the healthy vines to ripen over the summer months. The maximum temperatures over the summer months were consistent with long term averages. An extended dry and warm period through to the end of the season presented ideal conditions for the ripening of fruit. All grapes harvested this season are of exceptional quality and showing great varietal characteristics.

2018 Sandalford 1840 Cabernet Merlot

2018 Sandalford 1840 Cabernet Merlot
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SKU: 1721
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