Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 2008
Generous blackcurrant and red berry fruit flavours, dark chocolate and subtle spice carry through to a smooth lingering finish.Download Full Winemaker Note
At release, the wine is deep red with a slightly purple hue.
At release, the wine has a lifted fresh fruit aromas of blackberry and plum. Secondary characters of dark chocolate, dried herbs and spice add complexity to the bouquet.
At release, the wine has luscious red berry and cassis characters throughout the palate while subtle spice and dark chocolate characters add complexity. The mid-palate is soft and round with long elegant tannins and a velvety, persistent finish.
Although made for immediate enjoyment this wine may be matured over the short term in a good cellar.
|Residual Sugar:||0.9 g/L|
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|Eighty Acres||Cabernet Shiraz Merlot||2008||New Zealand International Wine Competition||2011||Silver|
|Eighty Acres||Cabernet Shiraz Merlot||2008||International Wine & Spirit Competition||2011||Silver|
|Eighty Acres||Cabernet Shiraz Merlot||2008||New Zealand International Wine Show||2011||19.0||Bronze|
|Eighty Acres||Cabernet Shiraz Merlot||2008||Clare Valley Regional Wine Show||2011||20||Bronze|
|Eighty Acres||Cabernet Shiraz Merlot||2008||Cowra Wine Show||2011||86||Bronze|
Reviews for 0
Rick Allen, Central Coast Express - Advocate, October 2010
This is the Clare Valley winery's newest range, meaning they now have five basic pricing levels for their wines. The fact this sits second from the bottom in terms of price is quite amazing. It's offering real value. There are mixed berries flavours - some blackberry and red currant - and then you find a line of dark chocolate flavours that add some layered complexity. Cellar if you like, but for me it's tailor-made for good day-to-day quaffing at a price you can afford.
Winestate, January 2012
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Lovely porty/licorice-like bouquet, with a fleshy, jammy, plum and black olive-like palate showing earthy notes. Good acid structure.
Winestate, August 2012
Clare Valley and Surrounding Regions
Complex, developed red with lovely savoury fruit and chocolaty elements. Drink now.
Winestate, August 2012
Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends
Warm, spicy plum jam aromas and some nice age complexity on the pretty palate.