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2018 Cliff Edge Cabernet Merlot

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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 2018 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 (80%) Merlot (20%)
2018
Grampians, Victoria
Vineyard: Mount Langi Ghiran | Vine age: 46 years | Harvest date: May 2018 | Harvest Method: Hand

Tasting Notes

Deep crimson with purple hues.
Violets, blackberry, cassis and mixed spice.
Blackberry and blackcurrant from the Cabernet Sauvignon are complimented by ripe plum and black cherry from the Merlot. This classic Bordeaux blend displays cedary oak, spices and mocha. Fine, silky tannins are carried by our cool climate acidity.

Winemaking

14.80%
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: 18 months. Barrel origin: 100% French oak. Barrel age: 30% new

Professional Reviews

95
A 79/21% blend, both varieties hand-picked, whole berries in small open fermenters, 3 weeks on skins, matured for 18 months in French barriques (30% new). High quality fruit and attention to detail.