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Carbunup Crest
2004 Cabernet Merlot

DESCRIPTION

A deep garnet red wine with aromas of blackcurrant, dark cherry and cinnamon. The intense flavours are infused with plum, prune and chocolate.The wine has silky tannins, excellent length and a balanced finish complimented by twelve months in French and American oak barrels. Longevity 25+ years

REVIEWS

"Exceptional Margaret River Cabernet at great value, this is rare!"
Peter Forrestal
Sunday Times Wine Magazine
September 2004.

"Carbunup Crest consistently produces high quality wines that are of great value. The reds are brimming with ripe fruit, varietal character and clever winemaking."
James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2005 Edition.

"The nations best value, premium reds."
Huon Hooke
Melbourne Age Uncorked Wine Guide
June 2004.

"You will be hard pressed to find better value in Margaret River than the reds from these guys. They are jam-packed full of ripe fruit with the oak and tannins harmonious throughout."
Steven Blakeney
Scoop Magazine.
Autumn 2004.

"A high quality winery producing powerful reds at very reasonable prices."
David Pike
Melbourne Age
March 2004.

"Impressive vineyard in the upper reaches of the Wilyabrup Valley.They are carving a reputation of producing quality wines at reasonable prices, consistently being medal winners at local and national shows."
Ray Jordan
Ray Jordan's Guide to Wine.
2004 / 05.

AWARDS

Bronze 2005 Sheraton Wine Show
Bronze 2005 Perth Royal Wine Show
Bronze 2005 Stanthorpe Wine Show - QLD
Bronze 2005 Canberra National Wine Show
Bronze 2005 Margaret River Wine Show

Bronze 2006 Rutherglen Wine Show
Bronze 2006 MT Barker State Wine Show
Bronze 2006 Stanthorpe Wine Show - QLD
3 stars 2006 Winestate National Tasting Jul/Aug Ed.
4 1/2stars 2006 Winestate South West Aust. Jul/Aug Ed.
4 stars 2006 Winestate National Awards Jan 07 Ed.
4 1/2stars 2006 Winastate National Annual Awards Jan 07 Ed.

TASTING NOTES

A deep garnet red wine with aromas of blackcurrant, dark cherry and cinnamon. The intense flavours are infused with plum, prune and chocolate.The wine has silky tannins, excellent length and a balanced finish complimented by twelve months in French and American oak barrels.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Blend details:
64% Cabernet Sauvignon
28% Merlot
5% Shiraz
2% Malbec
2% Cabernet Franc.

Specifications
pH 3.45
TA 7.3g/L
13.8% Alc v/v
T SO2 - 72ppm
F SO2 - 29ppm.

2004 Shiraz

DESCRIPTION

A garnet red wine with aromas of spice, dark cherry and licorice. The intense flavours are infused with mulberry, blackberry and chocolate. The white pepper finish complimented by barrel ageing. Longevity 25+ years.

REVIEWS

"The palate is soft and generous with the finish balanced and fine. The finish was wonderful. Round and balanced."
John Ellis
2006 Sydney International Wine Competition

"Nice plum and Damson pepper fruit. That real spicy pepper. This wine needs some time, not food. Cellar it for another 3 years and then have it with food."
Philip Reedman
2006 Sydney International Wine Competition

"Lifted fruit with black pepper and cherry characters. Vibrant, fleshy palate. Slightly crisp. Nice texture. Good tannins. Quite an elegant wine."
Kym Milne
2006 Sydney International Wine Competition

"A style with spices and black fruit aromas. A very good palate with a savoury edge. Rich and pleasant. Would work better with a richer dish such as ox cheek casserole."
Christian Maier
2006 Sydney International Wine Competition

AWARDS


Top 100 Wines 2005 Sydney International Wine Show
Bronze 2005 Perth Royal Wine Show
Bronze 2005 Stanthorpe Wine Show - QLD
Bronze 2005 Margaret River Wine Show

83/100 2005 Ray Jordan Wine Guide

Bronze 2006 Cowra Wine Show
Bronze 2006 Perth Royal Wine Show
Bronze 2006 Perth Royal Wine Show
Bronze 2006 Rutherglen Wine Show
Silver 2006 Mount Barker State Wine Show
Silver 2006 Stanthorpe Wine Show - QLD

TASTING NOTES

A garnet red wine with aromas of spice, dark cherry and licorice. The intense flavours are infused with mulberry, blackberry and chocolate. The white pepper finish complimented by barrel ageing.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Blend details:
88% Shiraz
6% Cabernet Sauvignon
3% Merlot
3% Grenache

Specifications
pH 3.5
TA 6.52g/L
13.5% Alc v/v
T SO2 - 76ppm
F SO2 - 26ppm.


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