Bull Trader Cabernet Merlot 2020
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Bull Trader Cabernet Merlot
This classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot is medium to full bodied, displaying elegant aromas of blackcurrant and dark fruit characters. The palate is lengthy and generous, showcasing an array of blueberry and plum with a hint of cedar oak to finish.
Variety: Cabernet Merlot
"It's complex and beautifully fragrant on the nose showing dark plum, dried herb, game and toasted nut characters. The palate delivers generously weighted mouthfeel combined with succulent fruit intensity, leading to a persistent delectable finish. At its best: now to 2030."
Sam Kim, WineOrbit
"The classic Bordeaux blend has always been a star in Coonawarra. For this one, the team have sourced fruit from discrete blocks in a Reschke vineyard planted 35 years ago on terra rossa soils. The blend is 65% Cabernet and 35% Merlot, with the latter grape harvested first. Cabernet takes an additional three weeks. Harvesting is at night, with sorting and destemming occurring in the vineyard. A gentle crushing and then fermentation over 8 days before pressing. 40% of the wine goes to a mix of second fill French oak hogsheads for 12 months. Dense red/purple in colour, this good value example of the traditional Cab Merlot blend offers red fruits, warm earth, tobacco leaf, florals and blueberries. A more elegant style than many. This is backed by a slight minerality and bright acidity. More blueberries emerge on the palate. Decent length here, with good balance, this is very attractive now but will reward five to six years in the cellar."