Woodlands Emily Special Reserve Cabernet Franc Merlot 2017
Woodlands Cabernet Franc Merlot Emily Special Reserve 2017 is bold, muscular, but still refined, and certainly up there with the greatest vintages. The wine has a brooding nose of blackcurrant, violet, bay leaf, and toasty French oak. The palate is mouth coating and dense- showing an array of dark fruits and spice. A powerful wine that will certainly repay cellaring.
Like all red wines at Woodlands, this wine was destemmed and sorted by their gravity fed system. Once harvested and in the winery, the fruit was delivered to the destemmer by a vibrating hopper, where the stems are removed by a swinging motion. Once destemmed, the fruit passed over a vibrating sorting table. Following fermentation this wine was matured in French oak barrels for 14 months, of which forty percent were new.
The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - 47% Cabernet Franc, 39% Merlot, 11% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot.
Country - Australia
Region - Wilyabrup Valley, Western Australia
Vintage - 2017
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 13.5%