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2016 Bernard's Cabernets

2016 Bernard's Cabernets
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Appellation
Bellarine Peninsula
Bottling Date
August 2017
Alcohol %
13.4
Wine Club Price - $27.00
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$30.00
/ 750ml
SKU: 2016 Bernards Cabernets

Appearance
Deep crimson in colour

Bouquet
Complex bouquet of bright mulberry and blackcurrent fruits, leafy notes and cedar oak.

Palate
The palate is medium bodied, dominated by red and black currant notes, and a refreshing tobacco leaf edge. Balanced by a firm but fine tannin backbone, fresh acidity, and elegant, classic, bright red fruit characters.

Conclusion
Drink now or cellar for 5 to 12 years.

REVIEWS & RATINGS

4.5 Star, Tony Love, Herald Sun, 26 June - This three way blend of merlot, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon is as a Bordeaux blend.  And like the west coast of France, these same varieties clearly love the coast of southern Victoria as well.  Redolent with blackberry, blackcurrent/cassis and dark plum flavours and aromas, pure to the core, and juicy with just enough tannin in the finish to promise 5-10 years cellaring future.

93 points, Huon Hooke - The Real Review, 23 April 2018 - Deep, rich red colour with a good tint of purple. The bouquet is sweet berry fruited as is the palate, lush and sweetly ripe, with softness, roundness and generous flavour. A very stylish merlot blend. Lovely balance, texture and drinkability. 

Cellar - 2018–2030    https://www.therealreview.com/wineries/13266/

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Appellation
Bellarine Peninsula
Bottling Date
August 2017
Alcohol %
13.4
Wine Profile
Production Notes
Hand harvested fruit was destemmed, crushed then soaked for 5 days prior to fermentation using wild yeast in small open vats peaking at 28 degrees C with 7 days maceration on skins post ferment. Pressed to barrel for malolactic fermentation, and matured in French oak barriques (30% new) for 16 months, and bottled in August 2017.
Other Notes
63% Merlot Q45-14, 8R 23% Cabernet Franc 1334 14% Cabernet Sauvignon CW44