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2012 Ashbrook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot Margaret RiverBlend from Australia

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"Ashbrook Estate is one of the oldest established wineries in the Margaret River region located in the heart of Wilyabrup. Truly family owned and operated since 1975, all wine...

  • 95 James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion
  • 91 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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About

95

"Hand picked over 2 weeks, destemmed, not crushed, and small batched open fermented matured in french oak (15% new) for 2 years, and bottle aged for a further 18 months. Very good hue and depth are part a distinguished blend of cassis, bay leaf, and perfectly pitched tannins."

91 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2012 Cabernet / Merlot has aromas of crushed blackberries, black raspberries, wild blueberries and wild thyme with a pencil shavings undercurrent. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with expressive bramble berry preserves and spice box flavors supported with a solid backbone of grainy tannins and finishing with very good length. Drink Date 2016 - 2024"

Product Description:

"Ashbrook Estate is one of the oldest established wineries in the Margaret River region located in the heart of Wilyabrup. Truly family owned and operated since 1975, all wines are handpicked and crafted from only estate grown fruit. All processing, winemaking, bottling and packaging are done on site using the Estate’s own private facilities. 2015 sees Ashbrook Estate complete its 37th Vintage, one of only 5 Margaret River wineries to do so!

Margaret River is regarded as the premier region in Australia for Bordeaux blends as typified by Ashbrook’s blend of approximately 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. 24 months in French Oak and 18 months bottle maturation produce classical wines of elegance, intensity and opulence." -Winery

"The inviting nose bursts with raspberry jelly crystal and sweet violet aromas. Ripe red berries, cherry plum fruit leather and hints of cassis saturate the palate with fine grained tannins creating a succulent, velvety mouthfeel."- Importer

Product Detail

Item # 101700
Country Australia
Region Western Australia
Sub-Region Margaret River
Ratings

95 - James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion

91 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2012
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Size 750 mL
Closure Screwtop
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, lead, cedar, molasses, dark fruit, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, mocha, vanilla, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower