Cabernets Shiraz Merlot 2002

Published onAugust 5, 2007

tasting notes

Appearance: Intense dark red.
Nose: Blackcurrant with cedary notes.
Palate: Medium bodied, soft and round with plum and blackberry flavours. Some cinnamon and vanilla. An attractive, well balanced wine, typical for our cool climate.

best drinking

2004 – 2008

reveiwsfour and a half glasses

86/100 -James Halliday: Wine Companion 2005

  • Silver medal, Federation Square Victorian Wine Regions Awards 2004-5


Sarsfield Estate Vineyard is located in the Lakes and Wilderness area of East Gippsland, Victoria.
All grapes used are exclusively estate-grown.


2002 was a cool season with a severe hailstorm at Christmas and a warm but rainy autumn. Vintage was late and yields very small.


This is a single vineyard blend of 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Cabernet Franc, 15% Shiraz and 12% Merlot. Grapes are fermented in open vats and pressed in a hand-operated wooden press. The wine has been matured for 18 months in French and American oak barrels.
Alcohol: 13.8%, Titr. Acidity: 6.3 g/L, pH: 3.50