2015 Fermoy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Quarterly
Varietals (%’s): 76% Cabernet Sauvignon; 20% Merlot; 4% Shiraz
Appearance: Dark crimson red with black tints.
Aroma: The nose shows an array of red-fruit aromas – redcurrant, plum and boysenberry, with high notes of five-spice, chocolate and roasting herbs.
Palate: The palate unfolds in layers of red fruits, savoury herbs, dark chocolate and oak spice. 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 8-10 years.Alcohol Volume: 14.0%
Acidity: pH 3.64; TA 5.7 g/L
Residual Sugar: 0.8 g/LAwards: Bronze
– 2017 Wine Show of WA;
– 2017 Margaret River Wine Show;
– 2017 Royal Sydney Wine Show;
– 2017 Australian Small Winemakers Show;
92pts – 2019 James Halliday Wine Companion.
“Merlot fills the hole of cabernet's stiffly starched button hole nicely. Plum, baking spice, strewn herb, dusty oak and a strong line of curranty fruit serve the package very well.” – Ned Goodwin, 2019 Wine Companion.