2016 Castelli Cabernet Merlot

Great Southern, WA

Yet another drop-dead bargain from this prolific WA producer.


Out of Stock

Seriously over-delivers on its price.

James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine


If you're hunting for a quality quaffing Cabernet Merlot from WA, you've come to right place.

This is a blend of Mount Barker, Frankland River, and MArgaret River fruit made in a suplle and approachable style.

Ripe, rippling with delicious red and black fruits with a soft, sumptuous mouthfeel, this is great buying for a daily-drinking cellar-saver.

2016 vintage picked up 94 points from James Halliday.

Castelli vineyard
Castelli vineyard
Great Southern, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

The vibrancy and balance of this wine reflects the excellent vintage conditions and regional characters of the harvest. Fresh blackcurrant aromas and hints of tobacco leaf and chocolate with lifted floral notes and a perfumed whisper of freshly crushed herbs.

Loaded with luscious and powerful red berry fruits, the palate is supple yet structured from the fine tannins and supporting oak. This wine will age beautifully over the next 6-9 years.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (73%), Merlot (27%)
ABV : 13.70%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"5 days cold soak before warm fermentation, twice-daily pumpovers, 11-18 days on skins, matured in used French barriques. The aromas throw up the herbs and stones of Provencale, the cassis/blackcurrant fruits from far further north of France. The medium to full-bodied palate has very good texture/mouthfeel and abundant red and black fruits. Seriously over-delivers on its price." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)


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