Robert Oatley 'Helmsman' Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot, Central Ranges, 2015
The classic Bordeaux blend with Australian style; multi-layered with succulent ripe cherries and blackcurrants, it will leave you wanting more.
Containing some of the higher, cooler vineyard sites in the state, the Central Ranges is an important, recently designated wine-growing zone. It is sometimes better known for the regions it comprises: running north to south along the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range (and in descending order of size): Mudgee, Orange and Cowra.
The winemaker's art of blending comes to the fore here, with the two key red Bordeaux varieties, Merlot (80%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (20%) combining to deliver generous red fruits, rounded tannins and a pleasing finish. Traditional red wine vinification in stainless steel tanks in order to retain as much fruit flavour profile as possible.
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|Grape Varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
|Style||12. Intense blackcurranty reds|
|Food Match||Casseroles / Stews, Pizza / Pasta, Roasted or grilled Red Meats|
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