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Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Botham Merrill Willis, South Australia

Product Description

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. 2011 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.'

 

Drink Drink Now

Foods Beef, Game, Cheddar

Dryness Dry

Body Full Bodied

Colour Deep Berry

Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon

Region South Australia

Producer Botham Merrill Willis

Vintage 2011

Sulphites Contains Sulphites

Maximum quantity available reached.