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Logan Cabernet Merlot

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The wines of Logan get us excited. While based in Mudgee the Logan’s source the majority of their fruit from Orange and have helped put the Central Ranges back on the map thanks to superbly crafted wines. The fruit for this blend was sourced from the elevated vineyards of Orange, so you get nothing but wine with altitude. If you like a red that’s full of concentrated berries and chocolate with hints of earth then here’s the one. The plate delivers on the promise with summer berries, notes of tobacco and persistent finish.

Winemaker's Notes

The Logan 2011 Cabernet Merlot is a deep red colour with aromas of blackberry, violet, dark chocolate, rosemary and tobacco. These continue onto the round palate which also shows raspberry, thyme and fresh earth, soft tannins and a long finish.

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Logan Cabernet Merlot

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
A fresh, light-to medium-bodied wine with pleasing redcurrant, blackcurrant and plum fruit, with just enough tannin and oak support to provide some texture and complexity.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
91
Campbell Mattinson (2009 Vintage) says
The back labels of Logan wines come complete with pithy observations. This one says: You Complete Me, said the Cabernet to the Merlot. This is a nice style of cabernet. Midweight but fresh and juicy - and not afraid of tannin. It tastes of pencils and chocolate, briary blackcurrant and dried herbs. Attractive, even ripeness. Vibrant length. It may well be the best Logan wine I’ve tried.
91
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
To 2018
Australian Wine Companion 2013
90
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
A consistently big ripe wine with generous blackberry/ currant-flavoured fruit. Improving each year.
2016
Rob Geddes MW
89
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
89
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
This carries a classic cabernet nose of herbs, leaves and cassis, with some deeper mulberry fruit and chocolate too - all very fresh and true to type. The palate's big on drinkability, with bright cassis and purple-berry flavours, hints of cocoa and lithe, juicy tannins. More drink now than cellaring material.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
91
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
A consistently big ripe wine with generous blackberry/ currant-flavoured fruit. Improving each year.
Rob Geddes MW
90
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Bright crimson; a fresh and bright wine with a posy of red fruits on the bouquet and medium-bodied palate; superfine tannins are on the money.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
92
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
A consistently big, ripe wine with generous blackcurrant-flavoured fruit and enjoyment over the mid term.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
87
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
Logan is a small winery making a lot of good moves. Good luck to them, we say. It's a cool-climate style of wine, so don't go looking for big, bruising flavours. It's smooth and medium-bodied with flavours of fennel, blackberry, dark chocolate and fragrant dried herbs. There are some regional gumleaf characters on offer here too. Some tannin, but not a great deal. Just a good, solid, cool-climate red all round.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
91
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Dark and quite savoury, with real extract and plenty of vibrant fruit on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
89
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
A consistently big, ripe wine with generous blackcurrant-flavoured fruit and enjoyment over the mid term.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
90
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
This impresses with an overlay of slick swanky oak, spices and fragrant vanilla, fresh brambly berries are working below. The palate follows suit with musky oak and sweet bright berry fruits, some vanillin across the finish; elegant, young and bright, it makes a modern impression.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
91
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Ripe cassis, mint and blackcurrant fruit on entry, moving through to a more savoury finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
89
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Light- to medium-bodied, but has good intensity and length; blackcurrant, black olive, cassis, earth and spice are all interwoven through the long palate.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
89
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Light-bodied; some elegance and bottle development; savoury, lemony berry fruit and fine tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
87

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