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WOODLANDS Shelley Anne Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

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WOODLANDS Shelley Anne Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Wine Maker's Note: Our Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from the original plantings on our south-facing slope. These four small plots receive the greatest number of sunlight hours at Woodlands, but the east-west orientation of the vines ensures a slow maturation. These plots are almost always picked last.

2008 was a hot and dry vintage in Margaret River. Severe winds at flowering drastically reduced the crop levels to the lowest yet recorded; under 1 tonne per acre. From January through April conditions were dry and hot, excellent for fruit ripeness and tannin development. As a result of the low crops and dry conditions, our 2008 reds have a more masculine, tannic structure than usual.

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon has a very deep, intense crimson colour. The nose shows layers of brooding cassis, mulberry, mint, violet and toasty French oak. The palate is rich and powerful, with the primary fruit characters of the nose combining with blackcurrant and white spice on the palate. The wine finishes with firm muscular tannins, certainly built for extended ageing.

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