Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon Region: Margaret River , WA Vintage: 2015
Woodlands Cabernet Sauvignon 'Russell' 2015
Varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon,Malbec, Cabernet Franc
The colour is bright crimson, deep rose red. The nose is very expressive with notes of mulberry, brambly red berry fruits, and toasty vanilla French oak.The palate is supple and rich, with a seamless carry between red berry fruits, oak, and mineral tannin. The finish is cool, a nice contrast to the richness of the palate.On the first night the wine was a little closed and subdued, and on the second night hints of aniseed and black fruits came to the forefront of the palate. By the third night, the wine looked glorious- revealing an underlying slate like texture- very mineral and very fine. With air this wine is much more complex, and shows less of the primary fruit flavours.
This wine is a powerhouse, and a great standard bearer for the 2015 vintage. It’s dense without being sweet, and complex while remaining fresh.