2017 Clare Valley Cabernet Merlot
Velvetly smooth with blackcurrant, plums and fine french oak, showing a delecate sweet spice.
Distinctive character, with rich palate coating textures and lots of layers and depth - this is benchmark Wine. Vivid ruby red. Black fruits with fragrant red fruits. Dusty oak with cigar box and sweet spice. Blackcurrant, dark plums and red fruits. French oak and fine tannins provide a wonderful rich palate showing great Cabernet fruits and the Merlot providing the lingering length of palate. Fine tannins.
A wet Winter and Spring provided the region with plenty of sub surface moisture. Mild temperatures coming into vintage contributed to excellent fruit and in turn wine quality. The quality of the red grape varieties was excellent with wonderful flavours. With perfect ripening and harvesting conditions the quality is one of the best we have seen in recent times. At Paulett Wines we do not irrigate our vines and this has resulted in the grapevine root structure developing to withstand irregular rainfall, heat waves and drought conditions superior to irrigated vineyards.
Food Pairing Notes
Roast beef especially served rare or with a pepper sauce. Barbecue of Ribs or Spicy sausages. Strong hard cheeses especially cheddar. With its sweetness of fruit it can also handle a mellow blue.