Deep red/purple colour, with a bouquet that leaps out of the glass: black fruits, smoked plums, traces of regional nori, the palate very drying and savoury, the tannins winning the tussle, leaving a very dry finish that lingers on well. Black fruits, violets, nori and iodine traces. A well-structured wine, and a good food wine. 92 Points – Huon Hooke, The Real Review
The 2018 Woodlands Wilyabrup Valley blend comprises 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot. It has matured in French oak for 14 months, where 5% of the barrels used were new.
The colour is a very dark red, with crimson hue. Exuberant aromas explode from the glass. The nose features dark red fruits and mixed berries, violet and sage, with a hint of toasty French oak. The palate is seamless and integrated, and very dense and powerful. Waves of soft ripe fruits combine with the array of ripe velvety tannins, finishing with lively acidity.