This wine is magnificent. Showing all the class of the Margaret River and the benefits of a bit of age.
Had this bottle with my good friend Ben over in Perth. He was saving this for a special occasion and I'm so glad that he did. It's been a while since I've seen him and he was my tour guide on my recent pilgrimage to the Margaret River. But I'll talk about that later...
Unfortunately we didn't make it to the Capel Vale winery, but while I was over there we drank only wines from the region. That wasn't difficult. :)
This merlot was quite simply brilliant. It reeked class in a way that I didn't expect from a merlot. I don't mean to sound wanky about Merlot, but it's never really my favourite style.
This had an almost honey and citrus nose, with a very smooth and almost smoky rich mouthfeel.
I'm going to have to try and find more of this. For special occasions.
Price: not sure yet, but will find out.