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.
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."