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Amelia Park Cabernet Merlot Zoom

Amelia Park Cabernet Merlot

2015 | Australia | Western Australia | Margaret River 14.00 %
  • Tastes like
  • Berry
  • Plum
  • Smoky wood
  • Good with
  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Cheese
  • Its also
  • Ecological
  • 90+
¥230
¥330
  • Product details

    Description

    Founded in 2009, Amelia Park is one of the younger wineries in Margaret River. They have already earned an impressive number of awards and accolades, including 5 Stars from James Halliday, 2014 Margaret River Winery of the Year, and winemaker Jeremy Gordon being a finalist for the 2015 International Red Winemaker of the Year.

    This is a classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot with portions of Malbec and Petit Verdot adding complexity. A beautifully fragrant nose of dark berries, forest floor earthiness with hints of violets and anise. The palate is soft and supple with a long and elegant with fine dusty tannins. 95/100 from James Halliday.

    Variety Description

    Cabernet Sauvignon

    Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world's most widely recognised red wine grape varieties. It is grown in nearly every major wine producing country among a diverse spectrum of climate. Cabernet Sauvignon became internationally recognised through its prominence in Bordeaux wines where it is often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The classic profile of Cabernet Sauvignon tends to be full-bodied wines with high tannins and noticeable acidity that contributes to the wine's ageing potential.

    Cabernet Merlot

    Smooth, rounded and "easy drinking" are common descriptions of Merlot wines. The main reason for this is that Merlot grapes are relatively large in relation to their pips and the thickness of the skins, in which tannins are found. For this reason, the variety is used to soften wines made from more tannic varieties

    Country Description

    Australia

    Wine is produced in every state, with more than 60 designated wine regions however Australia's wine regions are mainly in the southern, cooler parts of the country, with vineyards located in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland. The major grape varieties are predominantly Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Semillon, Pinot noir, Riesling, and Sauvignon blanc. Some of the more famus wine areas include Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley and Margaret River.

    Region Description

    Margaret River, Western Australia

    Western Australia extends across the western third of the continent however its wine regions are almost entirely situated in the cooler climate of its south-western tip. Western Australia produces less than 5% of the country's wine output, but in quality terms it is very much near the top. There are three Famous regions in Western Australia: Great Southern known for Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot noir, Shiraz, and Malbec, Margret River grape varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sémillion, Sauvignon blanc, Chenin blanc and Chardonnay and Swan District with the hottest climat with grape varieties such as Verdelho, Chenin blanc, and Chardonnay.