Hearts & Bones Margaret River Cabernet Merlot 2016

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by Stuart Pym

89%
of 573
would buy again
89%
of 573
About this rating

This rating is unique to the current vintage. If you’re interested to compare, you can see how the previous vintages were rated below…

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2016

89% of 573

2015

86% of 1,209

2014

93% of 714

2013

93% of 632

2012

95% of 546

An Angel Top Shelf treat

    • Having been involved in every step of the Margaret River's rise to world wide fame, Stuart knows the region inside out. He has blended this Top Shelf beauty with care and skill, leaving it to mature in French oak barriques for 24 months.
    • Using specially selected fruit parcels, the wine captures ripe fruit flavours yet retains the distinctive perfume of Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon, and the lush generosity of Merlot.
    • The nose is rich and complex with a fresh hit of lifted red and blue berries, intermingled with subtle cedar notes from the oak. Tastes of mulberries, plums and blackberries are wrapped in soft tannins. This is a serious wine at a price around half that of its comparable Stella Bella and Vasse Felix colleagues!

Ageing advice
While this wine is a great drink now, especially due to the soft richness of the Merlot, it will age gracefully for at least 10 years.

Serving advice
Open this wine about 2 hours prior to drinking it. If possible, also decant it. This bit of air and patience, really allows the wines aromatics to lift, and the palate to come together. Its not easy being jammed away in a bottle for a few years, so it takes a little time to relax and show your best once you are allowed out.

Local food match
Food Ideas: dry roast Margaret River grass fed beef fillet, seared tuna cutlets, venison risotto with mushrooms.

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