Bellingham Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Classic 1999

Colour: Rich, dark ruby/purple with black folds.
Nose: Enticing nose with intense smells of plums, soft berry fruits intermingled with aromas of coconut, hint of vanilla.
Palate: Full, forward fruit, well medium structured body with soft finish. Intense fruit with intermingle of coffee, chocolate and ripe mulberry. Creamy texture, gentle touch of vanilla.
Overall: Compelling wine with intensity that will reward maturity in the bottle yet already sleek, lush and very drinkable.
Food suggestions: Wonderful wine for stews, roasts and general winter fare. A must for steak and various grills. Also with veined cheese, mature cheddar and other full flavoured cheese. Do not forget the vegetarian dishes with brinjals.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : Bellingham Wines
winemaker : Charles Hopkins
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.0 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.56  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

in the vineyard : Vineyard selection of grapes for picking at optimum ripeness.

in the cellar : Alcoholic fermentation completed after 6 days at 30ยบC. Pumped over twice per day, with caution to maintain the elegance of the variety; malolactic completed,. 12 Months wood maturation in new and 2nd fill French oak.

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