2017 Cliff Edge Cabernet Merlot

$35.00
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Often the last vineyard to be picked at Mount Langi Ghiran, our Cabernet Sauvignon has a long ripening period to produce complex tannin and fruit balance. The 2017 Mount Langi Ghiran Cliff Edge Cabernet Merlot showcases distinct Grampians regional character with classic varietal charm reflective of Langi’s cool climate.

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Viticulture

Cabernet Sauvignon (67%) Merlot (33%)
2017
Grampians, Victoria
The 2017 vintage delivered ideal growing conditions with a long dry summer and cool nights. Vineyard: Mount Langi Ghiran | Vine age: Average 45 years | Harvest date: May 2017 | Harvest Method: Hand and machine

Tasting Notes

Deep crimson with purple hues.
An engaging nose with fragrant florals, blackberry fruits and cassis, spice undertones.
Bright blackberry, blackcurrant and cassis from the Cabernet Sauvignon are complimented by juicy plum fruits and black cherry notes from the Merlot. This classic Bordeaux blend displays perfumed florals, cedar and spiced dark chocolate. Fine, silky tannins with a backbone of acidity creates a powerful wine full of body and finesse. Drinking well now but this wine will continue to improve with age, cellar well over the next 10+ years.

Winemaking

13.80%
750ml
Fermentation method: Small open fermenters, plunged and pumped over then pressed to barrel to complete malolactic fermentation and mature on lees. Time in barrel: 19 months Barrel origin: 100% French oak Barrel age: 20% - 30% new

Professional Reviews

96
While Shiraz takes centre stage at Mount Langi Ghiran, it’s always a lovely surprise when Cabernet struts it’s stuff. A more genteel rendition with the balance of cassis, cranberries, black olive and earthy fragrance with some cedary oak. Everything integrated.