Deep, dark red/purple colour, with a new-leather patina of fresh oak overlying black fruits, the palate tightly, firmly structured, with lingering grip and concentrated fruit. A solid, robust wine, with lots of oak and tannin as well as richness, which needs time to unfold all of its goodies. 93 Points – Huon Hooke, The Real Review
The 2017 Woodlands Clementine is a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec, 13% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot and 6% Cabernet Franc. The colour is bright, and remarkably dense and crimson. The nose reveals the classic Wilyabrup Valley combination of violet and brambly red fruits, with a touch of vanilla from the French oak. The palate follows with a sense of purpose- marching to the beat of red and dark berry fruits, with dark cocoa following along in the background. The finish is polished and sleek, with excellent integration of gravelly tannin and fine acidity.