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2016 Woodlands Clementine Cabernet Merlot Petit Verdot Malbec

Margaret River, WA

An excellent choice for cellar-worthy Cabernet blends from Margaret River.

$40.00

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We believe 2016 may go down in history as Margaret River’s greatest vintage.

Woodlands Wines

About The Wine

Clementine was a wine first produced by the Woodlands team in 2015 in honour of Andrew and Marie Watson's daughter of the same name.

The wine is blended from vines planted on the estate in 2008. A varietal blending of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Petit Verdot from close-planted vines, this is a brighter, more aromatic rendition of a classic Bordeaux blend than their famous Margaret Reserve.

Clementine is crafted to drink beautifully on release, yet will faithfully reward the patient if they have the capacity to aged their wines before drinking them.

The Watson Brothers
The Watson Brothers
Margaret River, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

‘Clémentine’ is our Woodlands Brook Vineyard Cabernet blend. Produced since 2015, the wine takes its name from Andrew and Marie’s daughter; and much like that lovely little girl we love and are getting to know, over time we’re learning more about this site.

The Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot were already planted when we purchased the vineyard in 2008. Close planted, spur pruned, and in need of a little TLC, the wines produced initially were tannic. Over the years we have been converting the plots to cane pruning to soften the tannins, and create a more balanced canopy and fruit set. We planted the Cabernet Sauvignon in a gravelly meadow of Woodlands Brook in 2009, and these vines were brought up cane pruned and unirrigated. It took them longer to produce, but the fruit that arrived was fantastic – powerful, dark and perfumed.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
ABV : 13.50
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2034
Bottle Size : 750ml

Woodlands Vineyard
Woodlands Vineyard
Margaret River, WA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"The colour is bright, and remarkably dense and crimson. The nose reveals the classic Wilyabrup Valley combination of violet and brambly red fruits, with a touch of vanillin French oak. The palate follows with a sense of purpose- marching to the beat of red berry and dark berry fruits, with dark cocoa following along in the background. The Finish is polished and sleek, with excellent integration of gravelly tannin and fine acidity. This is a very driven wine- powerful yet supple – it will be best enjoyed from 2024 to 2027." - Woodlands

94Points
The Wine Front

"Dense and brooding, with plenty of high quality toasty/pencilly oak, black fruits, some marker pen lift, spice and dried herb perfume. Full bodied, lavish tannin, charred and tightly packed, distinct mineral feel here, red and black fruit pushing through on a long and inky finish. Bordeaux coursing through its veins, but with the personality of Margaret. It’s a much better wine than the 2015, for me, and deserves a good spell in the cellar." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"This, like all the Woodlands wines, is a reflection of a great site, meticulous viticulture and unrelenting attention to detail in the winery. Its majority percentage of cabernet means it is firmer than Emily, but it's a question of degree: first the tannins are perfectly ripe and secondly, the three other varieties are juicy and plush, the tannins very soft." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

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Do I have to order in dozens?

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