LEAPING LIZARD CABERNET MERLOT
Appearance Crimson purple
Nose Violet and florals emanate from this fragrant wine, with
ripe blackberry and plum.
Palate A dark plummy palate with generous mouth coating
tannis. The finish is fine and long.
Vinification Moderate temperatures at the beginning of the season had
warmed up to above average temperatures in February
and March, leading to a long, warm Western Australian
summer providing close to ideal ripening conditions for
all varieties. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot were both
harvested in the early morning when flavours were rich
and ripe, and crushed to closed fermenters for maceration
on skins prior to 8 day ferment. Wine was drained and
underwent malo-lactic fermentation prior to controlled
maturation in a range of French oak for 14 months.
Cellaring Drink now or cellar for up to 3 years.