2010 Amelia Park "Mishmash" Red Margaret River Western Australia
Light, bright red-purple; a silky and seductuve fruit-driven wine from start to finish, with red and black berry fruits, and an airbrush of oak and tannins. In a remarkable double, both this wine and the '10 Cabernet Merlot won gold medals in class 25 at the National Wine Show '11.
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 "Mishmash" Red is classic Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon, with upfront ripe berry, currant, and plum aromas and flavors accented by subtle oak spice. It it medium-bodied with nice core of fruit, suave mouthfeel and smooth tannins. Made from fruit sourced in the Wilyabrup and Wallcliffe sub-regions, this was fermented in stainless steel and aged in French oak. Fruit-driven, balanced, and full of finesse, drink this tonight or over the next five years.