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  • Won Gold (96 points) at the Margaret River Wine Show; one of the most competitive shows in the country
  • The 2016 is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec, 15% Merlot, and 14% Petit Verdot.
  • Woodlands believe 2016 will go down as one of if not the greatest vintages in history
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Dark Red
Nose The colour is a bright crimson. Quite charming and subtle, the nose gives the impression of salinity, with aromas of clove, cocoa, blood orange and touches of river silt sitting over dark fruits.
Palate The elegant palate mirrors the nose, with ripe reds fruits sitting over an acid backbone, creating a lovely mix of floral elements and fruits. The wine lingers with some lively acidity.
Food Pairing Slow cooked lamb shanks, or spiced red wine braised beef short ribs.
Cellaring Drink Now
Notes 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec, 15% Merlot, and 14% Petit Verdot. Gold (96 points) at the Margaret River Wine Show; one of the most competitive shows in the country. Woodlands believe 2016 will go down as one of if not the greatest vintages in history! The colour is a bright crimson. Quite charming and subtle, the nose gives the impression of salinity, with aromas of clove, cocoa, blood orange and touches of river silt sitting over dark fruits. The elegant palate mirrors the nose, with ripe reds fruits sitting over an acid backbone, creating a lovely mix of floral elements and fruits. The wine lingers with some lively acidity.
Variety Red Blends
Body Medium - Full Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2016
Region Margaret River
Country Australia
Sustainability None
Alcohol 13.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Woodlands
Established in 1973 by David and Heather Watson, Woodlands is one of Margaret River's first five wineries.

Woodlands produces wine from its two vineyards, both located in the Wilyabrup Valley of Margaret River. The original Woodlands Vineyard is located on Caves Road, while the Woodlands Brook Vineyard is located two kilometres to the northeast.

They maintain a 5 red star rating with James Halliday's Wine Companion. The Woodlands' Vineyards are dry grown and maintained by hand using organic and traditional methods.
Margaret River
Margaret River is the name of a river, town and key wine region. It is one of the younger viticultural regions in Australia, quickly gaining popularity for its world-class wine. Located 280km South of Perth in Western Australia, the first plantings were only made in 1967. The region has grown rapidly and is recognised as one of the great wine-producing regions of the world, with over 200 wineries in operation. Made up of predominantly boutique producers, with a number of big player wineries also, the region makes up only 3% of the Australian wine production, but commands over 20% of the premium wine market. The wineries in the region are vibrant, innovative and progressive in their approach to viticulture.

The Mediterranean style climate provides superior maritime growing conditions, with vines not affected by extreme summer and winter temperatures. The region is well known for producing outstanding red wines; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and to a lesser extent Shiraz, Tempranillo and Malbec. Both straight varietals and famous Bordeaux blends can be outstanding.

In the white wines, Chardonnays of great depth and character, and fresh Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends are the main varietals the region is famous for. Lesser quantities of Viognier, Riesling and Muscat are also produced.
95
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Huon Hooke
Drink 2018 to 2033 , 13.5% ,very deep, dark purple/red colour. The bouquet is fresh and bright, fruity and cabernet-herbal, with violet high notes. The palate is intense, refined and elegant, understated but quietly powerful. There is freshness and intensity here, too. Delicious wine, beautifully balanced and elegant. (55% cabernet sauvignon, 16% malbec, 15% merlot, 14% petit verdot, all Wilyabrup Valley)
94
points
Gary Walsh
Before you ask, NO, there is no 2015 Woodlands Margaret here yet. But we do have this. Oh my darling, oh my darling…

Dense and brooding, with plenty of high quality toasty/pencilly oak, black fruits, some marker pen lift, spice and dried herb perfume. Full bodied, lavish tannin, charred and tightly packed, distinct mineral feel here, red and black fruit pushing through on a long and inky finish. Bordeaux coursing through its veins, but with the personality of Margaret. It’s a much better wine than the 2015, for me, and deserves a good spell in the cellar.

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