A classic Yarra Valley blend. On the nose this wine displays immense depth of flavour, with enduring notes of black berries, cassis, dark chocolate and toasty oak. The palate is smooth, round and lingering, with persistent acidity and ripe tannins.
Coombe Farm’s Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are planted in one of the coolest parts of the vineyard, encouraging the maintenance of fresh acidity and bright flavours. Each variety was harvested and fermented separately before being transferred to French oak barriques for a period of 12 months aging. The final blend - a combination of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Merlot - was achieved prior to bottling.
95 points - Patrick Eckel. 94 points - James Halliday 2017 Wine Companion
Varietal Composition: 82% Cabernet Sauvigon, 18% Merlot
Oak: French Barriques
Cellaring: Drink now - 2020
James Halliday 94 points