2010 Amelia Park Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot Margaret River Western Australia
Good colour; a serious yet elegant, medium-bodied cabernet merlot, perfectly framed and balanced, the blend wholly synergistic and seamless. After a year in French oak, it will loosen up nicely over the next few years, and go on from there.
Here in the southwestern corner of Western Australia, the warm maritime climate and gravel and sandy loam soils make ideal conditions for the production of intense and structured wines from Bordeaux varietals. The 2010 Amelia Park Cabernet-Merlot is made from fruit sourced from vineyards in Wilyabrup and Karridale in order to combine the characteristics of richness and power of the former with the elegance and finesse of the latter to yield a wine that balances the best of both. The nose offers a lovely perfume of blackcurrants and violets, followed by a velvety palate offering layers of ripe cherry and plum fruit flavors, accented by vanilla and spices. Aged for one year in French oak, this is will improve over the next 3-5 years in bottle and drink well through the decade.