2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merriman Reserve

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Deep garnet red with a nose of blueberry and blackberry. The palate is soft and velvety with hints of blackberry and cassis. Well balanced oak with soft minty tones. A luscious, indulgent wine with great ageing potential.


Suggested Food Match

Beef and game meat casseroles, and robust cheeses.


• 2 Trophies – International Wine Challenge London 2018
• Trophy – International Cool Climate Wine Show 2017
• 2 Trophies – Australian Cool Climate Wine Show 2017
• Top Gold Medal – International Cool Climate Wine Show 2017
• Gold Medal – San Francisco International Wine Competition 2017
• Gold Medal – China Wine and Spirit Awards 2017
• Silver Medal – London Wine Competition 2018
• Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge London 2017
• Silver Medal – Sydney Royal Wine Show 2017
• Silver Medal – NSW Wine Awards 2017
• Silver Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards 2018
• Bronze Medal – Cairns Show Wine Awards 2017
• Bronze Medal – Winewise Small Vigneron Awards 2017
• 93 Points James Halliday
Reviews (6)

6 reviews for 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merriman Reserve

  1. Huon Hooke

    2015 Reserve Merriman Cabernet Sauvignon – Huon Hooke (August 2018)

    Deep red colour with a good tint of purple. The bouquet is minty and blackberry-like, with a very Aussie style of cabernet fruit. The tannins are big and firm, with a touch of steeliness. It could reward some cellaring. A typical Australian cabernet with a touch of mint.


  2. Grape Observer, Sean Mitchell

    2015 Reserve Merriman Cabernet Sauvignon – Grape Observer, Sean Mitchell (August 2018)

    This is an outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon from Shaw in the Canberra District. Who knew this region was capable of producing this level of quality with Cabernet Sauvignon? Deeply coloured, it opens to classic Cabernet aromas of clove and cassis. The palate has fresh acidity, prodigious length and quite approachable tannins. This wine can be approached now, and should drink well over the next 5-8 years. Rating: Very Good.

  3. QWine

    2015 Reserve Merriman Cabernet Sauvignon – QWine (July 2018)

    From a Canberra district vintage said to be the best since the 70’s, this is a great example of the cool climate Cabernet. The list of trophies and medals awarded to this wine already is quite impressive.

    The wine sees 33% new oak for 22 months.

    Aromas of roasted peppers, blackcurrant and pizza sauce. Great fruit highlighted bu blackberries with cassis following close behind. Taut, it slowly unfurls. It’s a wine that is still so young. Savoury herbs peer out late with a touch of mint. I like where this is headed.

    Drink 2020 for a decade plus.


  4. Chris Shanahan

    2015 Reserve Merriman Cabernet Sauvignon – Chris Shanahan (July 2018)

    The wine’s a deep, brilliant, crimson colour; the aroma and palate both show the ripeness and depth of the exceptional 2015 vintage – one of those rare seasons where flavour depth and ripe, firm tannins coincide. French oak adds another harmonious dimension to the substantial wine’s flavour and structure.

  5. John Rozentals

    2015 Reserve Merriman Cabernet Sauvignon – John Rozentals (August 2018)

    An outstanding, powerful cabernet with the structure to improve with a couple of decades in the cellar. It shows a manifold of varietal flavours … cassis, dark berries and cedar. Some will says it’s but you can only begin to imagine what the French would charge for a red of this quality

  6. Jane Faulkner

    2015 Reserve Merriman Cabernet Sauvignon – Jane Faulkner (August 2018)

    A whirl of dark concentrated blackberries and currants, cedary oak, licorice and dark chocolate mints and coffee grounds lead the charge. It’s not shy, with layers of complexity and needs more time in bottle.

    93 points

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