Bulong Estate Cabernet Merlot 2012
A classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The fruit was sourced from two contrasting blocks on our vineyard, each suited to the different growing requirements of these varieties. The Cabernet Sauvignon is planted on a free draining and sun drenched block and the Merlot on a block with clay loam soils and early morning shade. These two varieties complement each other beautifully giving a complex wine.
The fruit was handpicked two weeks apart, fermented in open pots with the fermentation completed in a combination of new and older French oak for a further 18 months.
Vivid crimson in colour the nose is fresh raspberries and cherries. Dusty oak is evident in the background. The palate abounds with blackberries and plums, while subtle oak supports the fruit well. Clean natural acidity frames the wine and provides a strong finish. The blend is a medium bodied, well balanced, food friendly wine.
Now with some age in the bottle this wine from 2012 has improved in complexity and balance.