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Shaw Vineyard Estate Cabernet Merlot

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Dark plum colour as a result of long cool ripening period. A nose of spice, cassis and herbs with rich berry and slight oak, followed with a palate of ripe blackberry and spice. Well balanced oak of good length and finish.


Shaw Vineyard Estate Awards & Accolades

Top Gold Medal: 2009 Australian Small Winemakers Awards
Silver Medal: 2009 NSW Small Winemakers Awards
Silver Medal: 2010 Singapore WSA Wine Challenge

Winemaker's Notes

Dark plum colour as a result of long cool ripening period. A nose of spice, cassis and herbs with rich berry and slight oak, followed with a palate of ripe blackberry and spice. Well balanced oak of good length and finish.


Shaw Vineyard Estate Awards & Accolades

Top Gold Medal: 2009 Australian Small Winemakers Awards
Silver Medal: 2009 NSW Small Winemakers Awards
Silver Medal: 2010 Singapore WSA Wine Challenge

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Shaw Vineyard Estate Cabernet Merlot

Expert Reviews

Peter Forrestal (2008 Vintage) says
This entry-level cab merlot from Canberra is fragrantly floral, has ripe yet restrained dark plum and blackcurrant jube flavours, good weight and mouthfeel, and power before a plush, slightly firm finish.
Quaff 2010 2009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Good colour; a fresh, quite juicy mix of black currant, cassis and a savoury twist of black olive; fine tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
Makes the grade with ripeness showing cool blackcurrant, mint and red fruit with a linear structure and dry finish.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
87
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Strong purple-red; a big, concentrated, chewy wine; the flavours are good but it needed a little more barrel work and/or fining.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
89
Nick Stock (2004 Vintage) says
Super lifted violetine florals, very cool cassis cabernet aromas with some gravel and roasting herbs too. The palate switches between ripe fruits and bracing acidity, plenty of dark blackcurrant and berry flavour, assertive fine tannins and a crunchy flavoursome finish. Youthful and fiercely intense.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
90
Rob Geddes MW (2004 Vintage) says
Makes the grade with ripeness showing cool blackcurrant, mint and red fruit with a linear structure and dry finish.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
88
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Clean, fresh red fruits, but very light-bodied; on the other hand, the components are balanced.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
87
Rob Geddes MW (2003 Vintage) says
Makes the grade with ripeness showing cool blackcurrant, mint and red fruit with a linear structure and dry finish.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
87

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