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Hartley Estate Cabernet Merlot

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Hartley Estate Cabernet Merlot

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James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Bright, light colour; cassis and plum fruit tell half the tale, savoury notes the other half; the palate is light- to medium-bodied, the wine at its best now or in the next 2 years.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
87
Ray Jordan (2008 Vintage) says
A medium bodied fruit driven blend of cabernet and merlot. Red berry and minty varietal aromas with a light infusion of cedary oak. The palate is controlled and still quite tight. Tannins are fine and slightly grainy but support the fruit well. A wine for the shorter term.
Ray Jordan's 2010 WA Wine Guide 2010
85
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Bright cassis, raspberry and cherry fruits on a light- to medium-bodied palate, with enough tannins on the finish to provide structure
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
90
Ray Jordan (2007 Vintage) says
If you're looking for a value for money wine under $20 it's hard to pass this one up. Packs some firepower which it delivers with poise. Chunk rich chocolaty and dark plum flavours provide a mouth filling experience.
Ray Jordan's 2009 WA Wine Guide 2009
87
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Clean, fresh, fragrant cassis and blackcurrant fruit; does not force the pace, and all the better for that.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
88
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Light- to medium-bodied; well-balanced black olive and supple berry fruit; fine tannins, good value.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
88
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Fresh, red and blackcurrant fruit; light-bodied; splashes of oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
86
Ray Jordan (2003 Vintage) says
This one was hot off the press when tasted and won't be released until well into 2004. It was only a tank sample. But there is plenty of promise in the fruit. It is largely cabernet with small amounts of merlot and a little shiraz. Attractive sweet berry and lifted red berry characters. I look forward to seeing this on release. Looks very promising
Ray Jordan's 2004 WA Wine Guide 2004

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