Back Block 2014 Cabernet Merlot

Back Block

Made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot sourced from Mount Avoca and local growers, the Back Block Cabernet Merlot is an example of what the Pyrenees does best.
Colour

Intense dark purple.

Tasting Notes

Intense dark purple in colour with a delightful fruit intensity: freshly picked mulberry, blackberry and raspberry with hints of vanilla cedar and cocoa all abound. The rich, soft palate replicates the fruit intensity while subtle coffee, vanilla bean and dark chocolate contribute to the complexity.  The savoury oak and supple tannins combine seamlessly in this refined and aromatic Bordeaux blend, with superb structure delivering a lingering, smooth finish.  

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Cellaring

This elegant, cool climate Cabernet Merlot will improve for the next decade, although it will be difficult to resist as it makes for wonderful drinking now.

Winemaking

Traditional open top fermenters were used to fermented on skins over seven to ten days using a variety of yeasts to maximise fruit vibrancy and intensity.  MLF was encouraged on skins and completed in tank. French and Hungarian oak adds lovely sweet vanilla and powdery tannins, complimenting the firm subtle grape tannins. The final blend is a compilation of fruit from a number of growers in the region along with some of our estate fruit. The regional blending from several vineyards has produced wonderful complexity and depth of flavours.

Technical Details
Growing Area Pyrenees
Date Bottled
October 2015
Alcohol % 13.8%
Residual Sugar Dry
pH 3.61

Category: Reds

Variety : Cabernet Merlot

Range: Back Block


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