2014 Fermoy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Varietals (%’s): 56% Cabernet Sauvignon; 36% Merlot; 8% Shiraz
Appearance: Dark crimson red with black tints.
Aroma: The nose shows an array of red-fruit aromas – redcurrant, plum and raspberry, with high notes of aniseed, mint and thyme.
Palate: The palate unfolds in layers of red fruits, savoury herbs and dark chocolate and vanilla oak spice notes. A soft and juicy mid-palate is supported by a framework of powder fine tannins which add structure and length.
Oak detail: 18 months maturation in a combination of 15% new and 85% seasoned French oak barriques from a selection of renowned Bordeaux cooperages.
Cellaring: This finely structured wine is drinking well now, but will continue to evolve over the next 4-6 years.
Alcohol volume: 14.5%
Acidity: pH 3.51 TA 6.4 g/L
Residual sugar: 1.0 g/L
Awards: Bronze – 2016 Wine Show of WA.