2018 Woodlands Wilyabrup Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Ridiculous value Cab Merlot out of Margaret River.
Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
3 Reviews

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Woodlands are one of the oldest producers in Margaret River yet their wine styles are among the most modern.

Cabernet blends are one of the winery's real strengths. Their first-class vineyard holdings produce wonderful Cabernet-based-blends. Their Cabernets shows deep concentration and yet great vibrancy and are amongst the best of the region.

The Cabernet Merlot is excellent value for money. It's a polished Margaret River red that comes in under $30 a bottle. Built for drinking now, but with the potential to cellar very well over the medium term, this is the perfect anytime, anywhere red from WA.

The 2018 growing season was absolutely ideal, and will certainly go down in history as one of Margaret River’s greatest. After very good rainfalls in the beginning of the growing season, flowering conditions were near-perfect, and this great weather persisted from mid-December all the way through to the end of harvest.

Our 2018 Wilyabrup Valley was harvested between 13 March and 9 April in sunny clear conditions. Once harvested the fruit was destemmed and mechanically sorted by our gravity fed system, then hand sorted over a vibrating sorting table berry by berry. Fermentation went well with fantastic extraction of tannin and flavour, with the various batches spending between 7 and 21 days on skins.

94 Points - "I prefer this lower oak input, more charming style from Woodlands. And the value is outstanding. Medium-bodied, but dense in feel with savoury flavours of black olive and earth, dark chocolate, blackcurrant and blackberry, some sage and floral perfume. Tannin is tightly packed, acidity fresh and cool, and the finish is again all pencil and black olive, and pretty long with it, a slick of tannin as it goes. Lovely wine. Very adult in style, if you will." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
Based on 3 reviews
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3 reviews
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    Wes H.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Amazing value

    This is a very smooth, perfectly balance red. Great addition of the Merlot to smooth things off.

  • JW
    Jenny W.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Easy drinking

    This is a good cab merlot for the price. Easy drinking over a night. It was better with a decant.

  • RH
    Roxanne H.
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    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Great VFM wine

    Great VFM wine

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