2009 Woodlands Margaret Reserve Cabernet Merlot Malbec

12 x 750 ml Bottles | RRP: $52.00 $52.00 | Cracka Rating: 5/55


Producer: Woodlands Type: Red Varietal: Cabernet Merlot Malbec Region: Margaret River, WA


RRP: $52.00
Our Price: $40.99 /Bottle
Sold in cases of 12 bottles (750 ml)
Case Price: $491.88
2009 Woodlands Margaret Reserve Cabernet Merlot Malbec CrackaWines James Halliday 95
  • Woodlands ‘Margaret’ is sourced entirely from the Woodlands Vineyard. The Cabernet Sauvignon portion comes from a slope on the south of Woodlands that wraps around a 90 degree radius from east to north. The fruit on this slope receives a great deal of direct sunlight from morning to mid-afternoon, leading to rich full-bodied wines.

    The Merlot and Malbec plots that make up the remainder of the ‘Margaret’ come from our west-facing slope of deep loam soil. This slope receives the most direct afternoon sunlight at Woodlands, and produces more exotic fruit characters in the finished wine.

    Margaret River reds from 2009 have been stellar across the board. From November a wave of hot weather moved across the region, aided by cool southerly winds that kept temperatures down at night. From December onwards there was consistent warm weather– all our 2009 wines are perfectly ripe at 13.5% alcohol.

    The fruit for this wine was hand picked in mid-March before being sorted, destemmed and crushed into small closed fermenters. Ferments proceeded quickly; with the fermenting must being pumped over 4 times a day. Following fermentation the Cabernet Sauvignon portions for our “Margaret” spent 30 days on skins. Once the wine completed malolactic fermentation it was transferred into French oak barrels. This wine remained in oak for 18 months before being bottled in November 2010.

    Our 2009 “Margaret” is a blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 15% Malbec. The colour is an intense crimson. The nose shows powerful characters of violet, blackberry, and toasty French oak. The palate is muscular and luscious, with rich dark berry fruits combining with lashings of ripe tannin. The finish is intense, but still silky smooth. This wine is easily the most powerful ‘Margaret’ we have released.

    This wine will be best enjoyed from 2018 to 2030.
    Cracka Wine Rating100
  • Woodlands ‘Margaret’ is sourced entirely from the Woodlands Vineyard. The Cabernet Sauvignon portion comes from a slope on the south of Woodlands that wraps around a 90 degree radius from east to north. The fruit on this slope receives a great deal of direct sunlight from morning to mid-afternoon, leading to rich full-bodied wines.

    The Merlot and Malbec plots that make up the remainder of the ‘Margaret’ come from our west-facing slope of deep loam soil. This slope receives the most direct afternoon sunlight at Woodlands, and produces more exotic fruit characters in the finished wine.

    Margaret River reds from 2009 have been stellar across the board. From November a wave of hot weather moved across the region, aided by cool southerly winds that kept temperatures down at night. From December onwards there was consistent warm weather– all our 2009 wines are perfectly ripe at 13.5% alcohol.

    The fruit for this wine was hand picked in mid-March before being sorted, destemmed and crushed into small closed fermenters. Ferments proceeded quickly; with the fermenting must being pumped over 4 times a day. Following fermentation the Cabernet Sauvignon portions for our “Margaret” spent 30 days on skins. Once the wine completed malolactic fermentation it was transferred into French oak barrels. This wine remained in oak for 18 months before being bottled in November 2010.

    Our 2009 “Margaret” is a blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 15% Malbec. The colour is an intense crimson. The nose shows powerful characters of violet, blackberry, and toasty French oak. The palate is muscular and luscious, with rich dark berry fruits combining with lashings of ripe tannin. The finish is intense, but still silky smooth. This wine is easily the most powerful ‘Margaret’ we have released.

    This wine will be best enjoyed from 2018 to 2030.
  • James Halliday says:

    A 69%/16%/15% blend of Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Malbec that spent 18 months in French oak, and seemingly not filtered; an almost juicy palate, with cassis, damson plum and blackcurrant fruit, the tannins superfine, the French oak balanced and integrated, the finish long.

    Best Drinking: 2030
    95

    Jeremy Oliver says:

    The star of the new Woodlands release is typically elegant and juicy, with charming fruit sweetness laced with the fragrance of rose gardens and violets and finely married with fresh cedary oak. Its alluring bouquet suggests dark berries and cherries, with earthy, mineral undertones, while its palate delivers pristine, luscious fruit without ever breaking stride from its restrained, supple meter. Silky-smooth despite its underlying firmness, it will develop significantly with age.

    The Australian Wine Annual
    95

    James Halliday says:

    Bright crimson-purple; the percentages are not stated, but there is no shortage of the fragrance of cabernet franc on the bouquet; the palate has a silky texture to its red fruits; lovely medium-bodied wine.

    Best Drinking: 2015
    94

    Ray Jordan says:

    ThereÕs purity and precision about this wine from the first sniff. Yet, it loses nothing in complexity and power. Scented notes of red berry and floral leafy mint with other slightly savoury characters. seamless and smoothly textured palate with fine silky tannin, fine grained oak and concentrated fruit. Still restrained with plenty left.

    The West Australian Wine Guide
    94

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