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2017 St Johns Cabernet Malbec Merlot Petit Verdot

2017 St Johns Cabernet Malbec Merlot Petit Verdot


All the red wines of Bordeaux in France are a result of a blend of grape varieties and this is no accident of history. Cabernet Sauvignon is widely regarded as the classic black variety of Bordeaux. It accounts for three quarters of the blend in the finest wines of the Medoc. Also in these Bordeaux wines can be found Malbec Merlot and Petit Verdot.



As in Bordeaux these grape varieties grow very well in Margaret River. In theory, there is no reason why we can’t craft an excellent wine in this Bordeaux style. As they say in France “voila” the Churchview Estate St Johns Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot a truly elegant and stunning example of this style.

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon were matured in the tighter grained more elegant barriques.  The Cabernet spends 30 days on skins, then around 16 months in new and used French oak barriques. Malbec spends 16 days on skins then goes into 2 new French oak barriques and the balance was matured in 2-4 year old French oak barriques for 16 months. Barrels selected for the blend add weight richness and intensity.  Merlot spends 10-14 days on skins ensures red fruits and soft tannin, then 14 months in 2-3 year old French oak barriques.  Petit Verdot adds an intense lifted aromatic component to the blend with fine tannin adding to the backbone.

Youthful and exuberant this wine will age extremely well for many years.


Colour : Dark, blood red ruby

Aroma : A delightfully perfumed nose of black cherries, plums, blackcurrant, cigar box, new leather and mingled smoky oak.  A great balance of bright fruit, savory complexity and integrated oak.

Palate : A generous palate of ripe dark fruits, with layers of savory notes  The tannin profile is precise and linear, providing a long dry length.

Current vintage 2017

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Petit Verdot

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