Snake + Herring Cannonball Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Petit Verdot 2018 Margaret River - 6 Bottles

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The Cannonball is opaque and brooding; blackberry, dried sage, fresh car upholstery are some of my favourite things and I can find them in the Cannonball. However, t is the palate that makes this wine memorable: the growling power of a big v-twin engine, almost leonine in its structure with a fruit richness to balance those Cabernet and PV tannins. The structure stretches the fruit over a fine talc-like framework and lengthens the fruit intensity. A perfect wine for slow cooked lamb, speedway or, indeed, drinking.

$38.00 per bottle $228.00 for 6 bottles
$ 228.00

WINERY INFORMATION

Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are often blended all around the world of wine. Petit Verdot is a near-forgotten cog, a variety of such surreal potency that only a few percents in a blend ultimately change the style. We like it. The blend is from 3 vineyards in the north of the Margaret River region each having over 20 years vine age. Each individual wine was impressive and showed the extraordinary quality of the vintage, but the blend had something extra. The vintage showed excellent tannin ripeness with moderate crops so that fruit flavours had great intensity. We didn’t see overripe or “dead” fruit. Fermented in open vessels with hand plunging, each wine is left on skins post ferment for up to 4 weeks. Approximately 40% was wild ferment. Maturation was in 50% new oak, both barriques and puncheons, all French.

TASTING NOTES

The Cannonball is opaque and brooding; blackberry, dried sage, fresh car upholstery are some of my favourite things and I can find them in the Cannonball. However, t is the palate that makes this wine memorable: the growling power of a big v-twin engine, almost leonine in its structure with a fruit richness to balance those Cabernet and PV tannins. The structure stretches the fruit over a fine talc-like framework and lengthens the fruit intensity. A perfect wine for slow cooked lamb, speedway or, indeed, drinking.

More Information
Alcohol 14%
Region Margaret River
Varieties 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 11% Petit Verdot
Vintage 2018*
VIP Exclusive No
Brand Snake + Herring Wines
Vintage Note *Vintage may vary. Every effort is made to ensure the current vintage is displayed, however variations can occur.
This wine will take extra 3 days for delivery.