Cabernet Merlot

Cabernet Merlot

2017 Polish Hill River Cabernet Merlot

The award-winning 2017 Polish Hill River Cabernet Merlot is drinking beautifully. Packed with plum and spice, it’s velvety smooth with hints of blackcurrant. Our classic Polish Hill River Cabernet Merlot is a favourite with Pauletts regulars, delivering year on year consistency, leaning toward a classic French style. And let us say the ruby red 2017 vintage certainly lives up to its predecessors – it’s a cracker of a Clare Valley Regional Red!

Tasting Notes

  • Colour – Ruby red
  • Aroma – Blackberry and cassis fruit combined with dusty, cedar oak.
  • Palate – Medium bodied, dark berries and plummy fruit flavours, soft, round, juicy palate with underlying oak and a firm fine tannin structure.

Wine Specs

Variety: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon | 30% Merlot
Fruit Source: Polish Hill River, Clare Valley
Vintage: 2017
Acid: 6.94g/L
pH: 3.52
Oak Maturation: 5 months in French & American Oak
Aging: 5-10 years
Bottling Date: March 2019
Reducing Sugar: 1.2g/L
Alcohol: 14.3%

Pairing Notes

Soft and rich, the 2017 Polish Hill River Cabernet Merlot pairs wonderfully with Coq au Vin, Mediterranean dishes and mature cheeses.

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A wet winter and spring produced localised flooding in the Clare Valley in late September; this provided the region with plenty of subsurface moisture. Decent rains continued into vintage and, coupled with mild temperatures, contributed to excellent fruit and, in turn, wine quality.

Awards and

  • 2020 London Wine Competition – GOLD
  • Winestate Magazine – May-June 2019 Edition – 4 Stars
  • Australian Wine Showcase Award – September 2019 Edition 91 Points – SILVER
  • 2019 Clare Valley Wine Show – SILVER

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