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Edwards Wines Tiger's Tale Cabernet Merlot

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In the pantheon of Margaret River wines one red blend rules supreme and that’s the Cabernet Merlot. One of the new wineries on the block is Edward’s wines who are emulating the classics albeit in their own way. This see’s the addition of a splash of Shiraz to lend a bit more generosity to the powerfully structured Cabernet. Expect a nose of cassis, black fruit and spice, before a ripe and juicy palate with earthy tones and a bountiful texture.

Winemaker's Notes

An ideal wine for reminiscing late into the night with old friends over a hearty pasta dish...

Nose: Rich and lifted notes of tobacco leaf and savoury spice overlay hints of dark berries, cherries and cassis. The aromas of earthiness, leather and bay leaf are also evident, characteristics this classic Margaret River blend are renown for.

Palate: A medium bodied wine overflowing with ripe, fresh fruit characters. The bright elegant fruitiness from the nose flows through to the palate giving it plenty of upfront sweetness. Red cherries, hints of musk with bay leaf, and classic savoury earthy notes follow through to the back palate. Seamless texture with elegant yet chalky tannins give exceptional balance and length to the wine.

Blend: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Shiraz

Cellaring: 5 - 10 Years

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Edwards Wines Tiger's Tale Cabernet Merlot

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
87
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Crimson-red; a good example of Margaret River style, so suited to this blend; blackcurrant, cassis and fine, sweet tannins are supported by a touch of French oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
93
Ray Jordan (2008 Vintage) says
This is pure luxury on the nose and palate. And what a wine for the price. Succulent deliciously textured ripe fruit on the palate filled with a voluptuous mix of ripe plum and blackberry with a slice of plum pudding richness. It's good structure threading through that plump fruit.
Ray Jordan's 2010 WA Wine Guide 2010
91
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Lovely floral lift to the nose - smells of violets and roses. Herbal palate with just a suggestion of oak.
Winestate 2009
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Fragrant; medium-bodied red fruits and sweet oak; seductive style; with a sprig of herbs on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
90
Ray Jordan (2007 Vintage) says
High class wine for one selling for less than $20. Has it all with a strong perfume of violet red currant and cedar. The medium to full bodied palate is all elegance and style with the fine tannins supporting some lovely juicy fleshy fruit.
Ray Jordan's 2009 WA Wine Guide 2009
86
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Fresh, crisp, light- to medium-bodied palate with small red fruits and minimal tannins typical of the year; don't delay.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
87
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Medium- to medium-full-bodied; abundant blackcurrant and cassis fruit; supple mouthfeel and negligible oak. Fruit forward, uncomplicated, and great value.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
92

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