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Goundrey Homestead Cabernet Merlot

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Who doesn’t love a value wine from Western Australia! We do, especially if it's a cab merlot blend from one of our stalwart producers. This playful red shows lots of attractive cassis and choc-coated plums on the nose, together with whiffs of mint and tobacco. The palate is soft and a little bit savoury with crunchy tannins, gentle acidity, and a dry, juicy finish. A succulent cheeseburger would be the go with this.

Winemaker's Notes

A delicious fruit driven wine with vibrant and juicy flavours of red currants and plums. A touch of vine leaf and an elegant use of oak will capture your taste buds and the soft, fine tannins and savoury finish will leave you wanting.....

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Goundrey Homestead Cabernet Merlot

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
A fine, fragrant and polished bouquet of red fruits, jasmine and cedar; the medium-bodied palate follows suit, with an alluring level of plush red fruits in complete harmony with the tannin and fresh acidity on offer; long and expansive and batting well above its weight in terms of price.
To 2020
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
92
Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
A generous, balanced red with plenty of flavour, structure and harmony. juicy aromas of ripe red berries with cedary, earthy undertones and a hint of menthol precede a smooth, polished palate whose mouthfilling length of fruit and restrained oak are framed by powdery extract.It finishes with freshness and length.
2013-2016+
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
88
Ray Jordan (2010 Vintage) says
Soft and supple generous proportioned cab merlot displaying lots of juicy ripe fleshy fruit. The red berry and fruit cake characters provide mid palate richness while the gentle hint of oak and light tannin structure are ideal for this style.
WA Wine Guide 2013 2012
89
Ray Jordan (2009 Vintage) says
Fits snugly into the groove for this style of wine. Abundant mix of blackberry and plum characters on the nose and palate. It's soft and generous with ripe supple tannins and subtle oak infusion. Strongly fruit-driven style with plenty to like about it.
The West Australian Wine Guide
89
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
To 2015
Australian Wine Companion 2013
87
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
2014-2017
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
89
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
87
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
85
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Honest, if slightly herbal and sappy cabernet blend with a sweet fragrance of small black and red berries, cedar/vanilla oak and floral undertones. Smooth and elegant, it's gentle and lively, with green-edged fruit framed by fine tannins.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
84
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
85

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