Juniper Crossing Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, Margret River, Western Australia, 2012
Cabernet Sauvignon 67%, Merlot 20%, Cab Franc, Malbec & Shiraz 13%. 14 Months in French oak barrels.
Vibrant crimson red in colour, this wine shows rich ripe fruit characteristics of blackcurrant and plum along with hints of spice, mocha and toasty vanillin oak. The palate is smooth with a good depth of juicy berry fruit and modest oak influence.
With the benefits of careful handling, including barrel fermentation and maturation in French oak, the wine has cellaring potential of at least 5 years. The wine’s appealing fruit characters make it rewarding to drink now.