2012 Carrodus Cabernet Merlot

Medal One
Medal Two

Bitter chocolate, blueberry and plum fruits with a violet floral lift. A big wine but balanced with fruit and tannins to match. Bright acid will ensure its ageability and only time will tame him!

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Hand harvested and destemmed and crushed into 600kg tea chest fermenters. Hand plunged twice daily until fermentation is complete. Basket pressed for gentle tannin extraction before malolactic fermentation in French oak Bordeaux shaped barrels for 20 months.

Technical Data

Varietals: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot

Region: Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia.

Vines: Exclusively from 1969 original plantings. 

Cellaring: Drinking beautifully at present and will evolve for a further 5 years under suitable cellaring conditions.

Alcohol: 13.5%