Woodlands Margaret Red 2014 | RP95+ Cabernet Blend | Aussie First-Growth
First, Woodlands Margaret Red 2014 presents a medium garnet hue. Aromatics of red berry fruit and cassis interlaced with olives, cola and brown spices. While on the palate, the dense red-fruit theme continues with undertones of pepper, fig paste, cedar, and cigar box. This Cabernet Sauvignon blend deserves ample decanting time to show its true worth. It offers excellent structure throughout with refined, angular tannins on the mid-palate and finish. This is the perfect pick for Cab fans seeking value, and exemplary of Margaret River’s Bordeaux-inspired blends. Enjoy now through 2025.
RP 95+ | Comprised of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, and 8% Malbec. The First, Woodlands Margaret Red 2014 is very deep purple-black in color with lovely blackcurrant, blackberry, cedar, violet, cloves, and cinnamon stick notes plus a touch of chocolate. While medium-bodied, taut and muscular. Finally, this blend has commendably firm tannins with a very long baking spice laced finish. A very classy Bordeaux Blend indeed.
About Woodlands Wines | Pioneers in One of the World’s Greatest Growing Regions
David and Heather Watson founded Woodlands in 1973. Hence, making them first wave pioneers of the region and allowing them to purchase what is now one of the most coveted vineyards in Margaret River. While the Cabernet grapes for First, Woodlands Margaret Red 2014 hailing from a southern slope of the estate vineyard. This area receiving powerful sun exposure from morning to afternoon, leading to rich, opulent, full-bodied wines.
The Merlot and Malbec are grown on the vineyard’s western side in deep, loamy soils, and are responsible for the Woodlands’ exotic fruit flavors. The vines are dry-farmed and cultivated by hand according to traditional methods.
Margaret River 2014 Vintage
As countless critics have argued, Western Australia’s Margaret River belongs in the pantheon of the world’s greatest wine-growing regions. Most of all, alongside Bordeaux and Napa Valley. In fact, the verdict on Woodlands Wines is well-established. Furthermore, the winery is “among Margaret River’s finest, producing some of the best Bordeaux-style red wines of Australia,” says Vinous.
2014 capped what has been an almost endless succession of remarkable vintages in Western Australia. Notably, each growing season as smooth and sunny as the last. David and Heather told us this might be their greatest Margaret release ever.