'Margaret River Icons' Twin Pack
The 'Margaret River Icons' Twin Pack contains two of the region's most iconic varietals - Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. This pack also includes a premium Fermoy presentation box.
- 1 x bottle of 2018 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.
- 1 x bottle of 2022 Estate Chardonnay.
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietals (%’S): 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appearance: Rich plum red with black tints.
Aroma: Aromas of cassis, black olive tapenade, tobacco and bay-leaf with complexing notes of coffee bean, cigar box and cedary oak spice.
Palate: Medium to full-bodied, this wine shows an abundance of black fruit sweetness on the mid-palate, with classical cassis and black olive notes to the fore. Savoury notes of tobacco leaf and dried herbs combine with hints of raspberry, dark chocolate and graphite to add depth and complexity. A refreshing acid line provides poise and length, while an array of fine, earthen tannin provides structure and form.
Food Pairing: Roasted leg of lamb with minted peas and potato dauphinoise.
Alcohol Volume: 14.5%
Acidity: pH 3.68 TA 5.75 g/L
Residual Sugar: <1.0 g/L
Awards & Ratings:
94pts: "Houghton clone, up to 3 weeks on skins, 18 months in barrel (30% new). Some cabernets are dark and brooding; others, like this one, are red-fruited, succulent and juicy. The tannins are chalky, tightly knit together and chewy, making this a star on the rise. Lovely wine. Drink by 2032" Erin Larkin, 2022 Halliday Wine Companion.
Vintage: 2022 – a classic Margaret River vintage with a warm and dry ripening period moderated by afternoon sea-breezes and cool nights.
Varietals (%’s): 100% Chardonnay
Appearance: Pale, golden straw with brilliant green tints.
Aroma: Vibrant fruit aromatics of yellow stone fruits, white fig & grapefruit with oyster-shell & gun-flint complexity.
Palate: A full-flavoured & textured palate with balance, power and length. The wine shows good fruit weight – yellow nectarine and grapefruit, and complexity of flavour – seaspray, salted limes & toasted hazelnuts. A succulent acid line balances phenolic crunch to ensure a wine of texture and substance.
Winemaking: Fruit was handpicked and whole-bunch pressed straight to barrel with full solids for natural ferment by wild yeast. Partial malolactic fermentation and judicious lees stirring during maturation built palate weight, texture and complexity. A blend of separate parcels, the wine was allowed to harmonise in tank before being heat and cold stabilised with minimal fining and filtered prior to bottling in February 2023.
Oak Detail: 100% barrel fermented and matured for 10 months in a combination of 25% new, balance 1 and 2-year old French oak barriques.
Cellaring: Ready for immediate drinking and will continue to drink well over the next 4-5 years.
Food Pairing: Drink with crispy-skinned pork belly.
Alcohol Volume: 12.5%
Acidity: pH 3.35; TA 6.75g/L
Residual Sugar: 1.0g/L