2015 Watershed Senses Margaret River Cabernet Merlot
Now with an extra year or so of bottle age, and in wonderful form, this mid weight Margaret River Cab Merlot is soft and cedary with some lovely blackberry fruit.
With a gold medal and 3 silver medals it's also a well-received wine too. A high quality West Aussie red and at a blindingly sharp price.
This is beautifully styled and expressed on the nose showing cassis, Black Doris plum, cigar box, mixed spice and dark chocolate aromas, followed by a concentrated palate that is richly fruited and delightfully smooth. The wine delivers gorgeous fruit power backed by fine, chalky tannins, finishing persistent and smooth. At its best: now to 2025.'
An 81/19% blend matured in new and used French oak for 18 months. Fragrant blackcurrant/cassis aromas set the compass for a medium-bodied wine that has a delicious juicy stream of cassis and plum running down the middle of the palate with no need to even think about interference from tannins.'
How's it taste?
Exhibiting exquisite aromas of blackcurrant, mint and liquorice with notes of mocha and cigar box. This wine is complemented by an elegant and velvety texture with a fine silky tannin finish.
How was it made?
This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot was matured in new and 1 to 2 year old French oak barrels for 14-18 months. Exhibiting exquisite aromas of blackcurrant, mint and liquorice with notes of mocha and cigar box. This wine is complemented by an elegant and velvety texture with a fine silky tannin finish.
Who made it?
The Watershed vineyard is situated almost 5km south of Western Australia’s Margaret River region. The first vines were established in 2001 to form the largest initial vineyard planting in the district. The modern Watershed winery is one of the few major producers in Margaret River with the capacity to satisfy international wine market demand. Watershed’s owners selected the vineyard site after extensive testing confirmed ideal soils for premium wine grape production. Chief winemaker, Severine Logan brings a broad base of knowledge to the Watershed team. After study in France, she gained wide ranging experience in wineries throughout Australia. The driving force behind Watershed Wines is geared towards achieving outstanding results.
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