Cabernets Shiraz Merlot 2010

Published 2014

tasting notes

Deep red colour, ripe dark fruits on the nose - blackberry, a little blackcurrant and savoury notes from spicy oak. Full-bodied palate with concentrated flavour and plenty of weight, yet with fine dry tannins giving an impression of elegance. Very good length

best drinking

2013 - 2017 or more


  • Gold and silver Medal at the International Wine Challenge in Vienna. The wine was entered for the first time in 2012 shortly after bottling and again in 2013 with one year of bottle age when it was awarded the gold medal. The AWC is the world largest international wine show with more than 12,000 entries.


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


An above warm and wet August saw a very promising start to the growing season and flowering and fruit set had perfect conditions.
But summer came early with a very hot and dry November, December and January.
Eventually, in February we received some good rainfall. Vintage began early on 2nd of March. Flavour and tannin ripeness were very good and sugar levels to our delight slightly lower than in the past years.
Overall 2010 was a very good year with few problems.
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The 2010 Sarsfield Estate Cabernets Shiraz Merlot is a single vineyard blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc (~60%), Shiraz (~30%), Merlot (~10%) and a small amount of Mourvèdre.
Grapes were fermented in open vats and pressed in a basket press. The wine has been matured for 18 months in French oak barrels.