Woodlands Margaret Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017


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The Wine

The 2017 Woodlands Margaret is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 6% Malbec. This wine is very deep crimson in colour. The nose is very lifted and complex -displaying an array of violet and lifted garden herbs, red berries, and vanillin oak notes. The palate is classic ‘Margaret’ – with mouth filling ripe red fruits combining with cassis and anise, overlaying a slate-like structure. The finish is supple yet mineral, with a lingering freshness.

The Review

96 Points – Huon Hooke, The Real Review

"Deep, dark red/purple colour, with a profound bouquet of dark fruits, violets, dried herb and dried floral notes interlocked with blackberry, layered with ample tannins and lasting very long on the follow-through. Superb flavour and structure. A statuesque cabernet blend. Margaret seems to build gravitas with each succeeding vintage."

95 Points Ned Goodwin – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion

"87% cab, 8% merlot and 5% malbec: tobacco and graphite are the first scents. Currant, too. Red and black. Authoritative. Fine boned. Well melded tannins, juicy and moreish. This pushes long, with an overall feeling of mid-weighted confidence in the glass and across a table."