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2018 Juniper Crossing Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Margaret River, WA

Bargain Margaret River Cab Merlot blend that's soft and approachable immediately.

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$20.00

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Exceptional value.

James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

Juniper Estate is a benchmark producer in Margaret River.

Acclaimed winemaker Mark Messenger has been crafting the wines of Juniper since 1998. Over the years he has refined their style of Cabernet to the point that it is regularly scored amongst the highest of the region.

This is Mark's most exceptional value wine that showcases the beauty of Margaret River Cabernet Merlot blends. It's soft and savoury with ample fruit and tannin.

This little bargain was selected as one of James Halliday's Top 100 wines for 2020 with 95 points ranking it amongst the best value reds in the land.

Additional Info

From The Producer

2018 was considered to be a righteous year for Cabernet Sauvignon throughout Margaret River. The reason for this was a very wet Winter (and start to Spring) which invigorated the soils, a very dry November (so no issues around flowering and fruit set), followed by rain in December (unusual) followed by warm dry conditions.

A splash of rain in January from Tropical Cyclone Joyce freshened things up instead of spoiling the party, which was a relief, and then we had a return to warm dry conditions and cool nights right the way through to mid-April. No heat spikes and what might be described as a long warm dry Indian summer - so tannins are ripe and ultra fine, alcohols moderate, with excellent natural acidity for good measure.

Couldn't ask for more really. A vintage destined to become highly desirable/collectable.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon 55%, Merlot 38%, Cabernet Franc
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

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Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Bright, clear crimson-purple; this punches way above its weight from the outset. Supple cassis and persistent - but silky - tannins sketch the outline of a wine with freshness and a balance that will sustain its shape for however long you elect to cellar it. Exceptional value." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

92Points
The Wine Front

"It’s a medium-weight wine but there’s a bit of grunt to the finish and that’s a good thing. Fire up the grill and sink into a bottle of this and you’re away. Currants, chocolate, violets and bay. It’s ripe, inviting and satisfying. It made a fan of me." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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A nice everyday red to enjoy with friends.

I liked the beautiful warm flavour and smooth finish that this vintage offered.

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