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2009 Great Boulder - Museum

Cabernet Shiraz Merlot Malbec

2009 Great Boulder - Museum
$80 in any mixed dozen - 1 bottle limit per customer
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Museum Wine
94 points Ray Jordan
91 points James Halliday

This wine has a ripe juicy succulence displaying immense power and concentration. Delicious aromas are flooded with opulent multi-layered berry fruits. The silky texture is seamlessly woven through to a great finish.

Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Malbec
Harvest Date
20 March - 10 April 2009
Bottling Date
Nov 2010
Residual Sugar
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Oak: French Allier/Troncais 40% new, balance 1 and 2 year old
Colour: Rich purple crimson
Nose: Black cherry, chocolate hints of cedar and black olive
Palate: Black cherry and plum, soft fine tannins, dark chocolate
Cellaring potential: 10 years
94 points Ray Jordan
91 points James Halliday
Vineyard Notes
2009 was a good vintage in Margaret River. A little summer rainfall was tempered by consistently above average temperatures until late April. All varieties achieved full ripeness with excellent flavour development. Picking dates were very similar to average.
Production Notes
The Cabernet and Merlot were picked and fermented seperately however the Shiraz and Malbec were co-fermented. All grapes were picked and transferred to the winery where they were destemmed, crushed and transferred to tanks. The Shiraz, Malbec and Merlot components were cold soaked for 3 days at 8 degrees. The grapes were then fermented until dryness with the Cabernet and Merlot undergoing extended maceration for 2 weeks. Approximately 20% of the Shiraz/Malbec component was drained off early to finish its ferment in new French barriques to add complexity. Once pressed, the wines were transferred to tank to undergo malolactic fermentation and then transferred to barriques of which 40% were new for 18 months. The barrels were stored at 16 degrees and were rack and returned using compressed nitrogen every 3 months. The wine was blended together in July 2010 and returned to barrels. Filtered in October, the wine was bottled in November 2010.
Winemaker Notes
Winemaker: Nathan Bailey
Assistant Winemaker: Sean Ambrose
Food Pairing Notes
Venison Pie
Yield: 1 tonnes/hectare
Other Notes
Soil: Gravel
Vines per hect: 1650
Aspect: Shiraz north, Cabernet north, Merlot south, Malbec east
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