2015 Shaw Wines Reserve Merriman Cabernet Sauvignon

$65.00Member: $52.00

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.

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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. View Product Info

Tasting Notes

Winemaking and Viticulture

Much of the unique character of this wine is developed in the vineyard, low yielding spur-pruned vines with only the best of the Cabernet grapes are selected and picked in the cool of the night to ensure fruit is delivered at temperatures less than 20 degrees. Fermentation is on skins in open top fermenters with subsequent maturation in predominately French oak barrels for 22 months prior to bottling.

All the fruit is sourced solely from Shaw Wines Murrumbateman vineyard, an area renowned for production of premium cool climate wines. Stelvin closures are used for freshness and to ensure long term quality.

Awards

  • 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
  • Gold Medal – International Wine Challenge London 2018
  • Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge London 2017
  • Sliver Medal – Sydney Royal Wine Show 2017
  • Sliver Medal – NSW Wine Awards 2017
  • Sliver Medal – London Wine Compertition 2018
  • Sliver Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards London 2018
  • Bronze Medal – Cairns Show Wine Awards 2017
  • Bronze Medal – Winewise Small Vigneron Awards 2017
  • 93 Points James Halliday

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Member Prices

All prices shown below are per bottle.

12 bottles quarterly: $52.00

12 bottles twice a year: $52.00

6 bottles quarterly: $52.00

6 bottles twice a year: $52.00

Cellar Until

2031

Matching Foods

Beef and game meat casseroles.

Awards

  • Trophy – International Cool Climate Wine Show 2017

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Reviews

  1. Tanya Olinder

    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.
    92/100

  2. Tanya Olinder

    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.

  3. Tanya Olinder

    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.
    93/100

  4. Tanya Olinder

    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. Tanya Olinder

    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. Tanya Olinder

    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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