Element Range

2015 Sandalford Element Cabernet Merlot
pH 3.41
TA (g/l) 8.02
Alc.(%vol) 13.3
RS (g/l)

2015 Sandalford Element Cabernet Merlot

VARIETAL BREAKDOWN

Cabernet Sauvignon 80% & Merlot 20%

REGION

Western Australia

VINTAGE

A warm start to the spring growing season had early vine growth well ahead of normal. This turned around with a cooler start to summer and had both varieties harvested in optimum condition, showing full flavours by early March. 2015 is a strong vintage, particularly for the reds.

WINEMAKERS COMMENTS

Immediately after harvest the fruit was destemmed and crushed. Twice daily pump overs were used for extraction and cap management during the fermentation which took place using selected yeast strains. After the completion of both the yeast fermentation and malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged in older french oak barriques before blending and bottling.

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR
Plum red.

NOSE
Obvious blackberries and blackcurrants with underlying notes of spiced rhubarb.

PALATE
Sweet berry flavours up front, balanced with mocha, cedar spice notes. Soft silky tannins give plenty of weight and texture. Drinking beautifully now, but will cellar and mature nicely for a few years yet.

AWARDS

"RED 5 STAR WINERY 2015"
Sandalford is one of Australia’s oldest and privately owned wineries. In 1970 it moved beyond its original Swan Valley base, purchasing a substantial property in Margaret River that is now the main source of its premium grapes. The wines are released under the Element, Winemakers, Margaret River and Estate Reserve ranges with Prendiville Reserve at the top. Exports to all major markets”
Australia’s leading wine critic, James Halliday, awards Sandalford Wines the very coveted and extremely prestigious RED 5 star rating in the Australian Wine Companion 2015 Edition, page 565, released 30th July 2014.

"RED 5 STAR WINERY 2014"
Sandalford is one of Australia's oldest and privately owned wineries. In 1970 it moved beyond its original Swan Valley base, purchasing a substantial property in Margaret River that is now the main source of its premium grapes. The wines are released at four levels, starting with Element, then the Margaret River Range, next Estate Reserve and finally, Prendiville. Exports to all major markets."
Australia's leading wine critic, James Halliday, awards Sandalford Wines the very coveted and extremely prestigious RED 5 star rating in the Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition, page 574, released 26th July 2013.

"RED 5 STAR WINERY 2013"
Sandalford is an outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity."
Australia's leading wine critic, James Halliday, awards Sandalford Wines the very coveted and extremely prestigious RED 5 star rating in the Australian Wine Companion 2013 Edition, page 580, released 26th July 2012.

"RED 5 STAR WINERY 2012"
Sandalford is one of Australia's oldest and privately owned wineries. In 1970 it moved beyond its original Swan Valley base, purchasing a substantial property in Margaret River that is now the main source of its premium grapes. With most of the vines now 40 years old, it is no surprise that the quality of the wines is consistently excellent."
James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2012 Edition, page 579, released 27th July 2011.

"RED 5 STAR WINERY 2011"

James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2011 Edition, page 565, released 28th July 2010.

ACCOLADES

"Sandalford Wines have been adorning our tables since the 1840's, and the combination of experience and innovation places today's winery high on our list of reliable, premier local wines. During the last decade, both the whites and the reds have continued to improve several notches. We put this down to concerted energy going into the winery's cooler climate Margaret River operations, where fruit quality is second to none on a global scale. Sandalford is able to draw on a range of grape varieties from the Swan Valley and Margaret River. But it's the wines from down on the cape (Margaret River) that keep pulling in the accolades and the awards." 

www.TheStarfish.com.au All the Best from Perth's West, Peter Rigby.

"Sandalford Wines is a true institution in Western Australia. Established in Perth's Swan Valley in 1840, there is a rich history to this pioneering company which was one of the first to recognise the potential in Margaret River, establishing a vineyard there in 1970."
Mining Chronicle, Karl Franzen, June 2011, Page 35

"Sandalford has well and truly leapt into the big league of premium producers in WA, having now completely transformed itself to a Margaret River wine operation. The Estate Reserve and Margaret River Range are entirely from Margaret River. "
Ray Jordan's 2011 WA Wine Guide, published October 2010, page 151

"RED 5 STAR WINERY - Sandalford is an outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity."
Australia's most pre-eminent wine critic, James Halliday, awards Sandalford Wines the very coveted RED 5 star rating in the Australian Wine Companion 2011 Edition released 28th July 2010.

"Producer of the Year, and Winemaker of the Year: Sandalford Wines"
Leading West Australian Wine Critic Ray Jordan, at the launch of Ray Jordan's 2010 WA Wine Guide, 30 November 2009.

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