Shaw Vineyard Estate Merriman Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Canberra and Cabernet aren’t the usual pairing, but some notable success for this wine: winning the Australian Cabernet Sauvignon Trophy at the 2018 International Wine Challenge.

Shaw Vineyard Estate, Merriman, Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Canberra, 2015

 

Richly fruited, blue and black. Fine cedar lines, while menthol/mint underscore. Savoury notes of earth and dark spices. Precise and balanced, with peppery black fruits and gauze like tannins. The finish gives a lingering incense ash smokiness that curls tight. A fine release, elegant and distinguished.

RRP: $65
Alc: 14.5%
Rating: 18.5/20

Wine sample courtesy of Shaw Vineyard Estate and PalatePR 

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