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Christopher Piper Wines
1 Silver Street, Ottery St Mary EX11 1DB, Devon

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Dec 24th - 2nd January 2019 Mon-Fri 0900-1300,1400-1600 Sat 0900-1300,1430-1600

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Botham Merrill Willis Cabernet Sauvignon

Botham Merrill Willis Cabernet Sauvignon

Ref: A211311

After a warm winter and heavy spring rains, a rain free vintage provided perfect growing conditions for harvesting healthy physiologically ripe fruit. Consistent berry set and a mild summer meant our premium red varieties displayed concentrated colour and flavour making this vintage one of the best ever. 2009 14.5% abv

Cricket legends and fellow wine buffs Ian Botham and Bob Willis joined forces with one of Australia's top wine makers, Geoff Merrill, to launch their own range of fine wines. Botham Merrill Willis wines - BMW for short - was born out of the cricketers' mutual love of Australian wine, developed over many years during their tours Down Under with the England team.

Geoff Merrill took the leading role in selecting the grapes and blending the wines. Ian Botham and Bob Willis were consulted at each stage of the process, trying a variety of samples before agreeing on a final blend.

The colour is very deep red with youthful purple hues. The aroma shows intense varietal characters of menthol, black olive, mint and capsicum with subtle complex oak in the background. The palate is wonderfully supple and fleshy with fine firm tannins providing excellent structure. Intense flavour, good length and well balanced acid complete this outstanding wine which will evolve and develop further with bottle maturation.

'When two of the greatest names in the modern era of world cricket, Ian Botham and Bob Willis, join forces with one of the biggest hitters in the world of Australian wine-making, you can expect an impressive delivery: intense aromas of menthol, black olive and capsicum with complex yet subtle oak, and a supple, fleshy palate supported by fine, firm tannins.'


 Contains Sulphites

Region Australia - South Australia

Grape Cabernet-Sauvignon

Producer Botham-Merrill-Willis

Vintage 2011

Eco Warrior  0

Colour Red

Dryness Medium Dry

Body Medium Bodied


Drink Drink or keep

Price: 18.76


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