2018 Cabernet Malbec
This is a terrific blend of two very strong varieties from the Great Southern; 87% of the fruit is from Mt Barker with 13% from Frankland River. The 2018 vintage was excellent; there were no unseasonal weather events to upset ripening or bring on the threat of disease and all our reds in particular, are well coloured and well flavoured. This, our first release of Mount Trio Cabernet Malbec is 96% Cabernet Sauvignon with a very handy 4% Malbec adding richness and depth of flavour.
Lovely smoky, slighty dusty, dark berry fruit aromas. There are the blackberry fruits typical of Cabernet Sauvignon with some mulberry fruit characters from the Malbec.
Well weighted, our Cabernet Malbec has a generous amount of those rich, dark berry fruit flavours nicely balanced by the lightly drying tannins. It is a well structured wine and the touch of firmness on the finish adds to the palate length and ensures that this wine will continue to drink well with a few years in bottle.
Can be enjoyed now with a full flavoured meal or leave in the cellar for a few years for further bottle age complexity.