Friday, April 17, 2020

Woodlands 'Margaret' Cabernet Blend

Woodlands 'Margaret' is a second tier wine if you like. The 2014 Woodlands 'Margaret' is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, and 8% Malbec. The maturation took place for 18 months in French oak, 50% new.

On the nose, there are fragrant and redcurrant notes. Redcurrant is the dominant fruit on the palate. What stands out in this wine is the purity of fruit and its elegance. The wine is very balanced and seamless, oak only in support. The palate weight is only medium, but the flavours expand beautifully in the mouth with hints of dried herbs. Fine grained, but firm tannins round out the polished feel of this wine. It may not have the complexity of a Moss Wood or Diana Madeline, but it is a most enjoyable wine at less than half the price.

Score: 94/+++ 

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