Mount Trio Red Wine - Cabernet Merlot

2011 Cabernet Merlot

Our aim is to produce a well flavoured and approachable wine with the distinctive fruit characters typical of these two varieties from WA’s fabulous Great Southern region.

The 2011 season was another kind one for the grape grower as we enjoyed favourable growing conditions in the spring, then fine conditions over the ripening period in the summer. The typical warm days and cooler nights allowed for excellent flavour development in the fruit and there was little disease risk. In the 2011 Cabernet Merlot, all the fruit is from the reliable Mount Barker and Frankland regions of the Great Southern with the final wine composition being 85% Cabernet Sauvignon with 15% Merlot.

AROMA

This wine has lovely aromas of red berries, blackcurrant and spicy plum. These intense berry fruit aromas dominate the nose and are complexed by some subtle ‘dusty oak’ and quite spicy characters picked up during barrel maturation.

PALATE

This is a well flavoured wine with good density and structure. The intense plum and blackberry fruit flavours are typical of these two great varieties. The palate is full with good mouth feel and the dusty tannins contribute to the wine’s good length of flavour.

CELLARING

This wine has loads of fruit flavour and can be enjoyed now, especially with a well flavoured meal. However, it certainly has the tannin structure to reward further cellaring and it should continue to drink well and improve over the next 4-6 years.

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