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Woodlands Cabernet Franc Merlot 2016

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I really enjoy the Woodlands Cabernet Franc dominant wines, and this wine in particular, may be perhaps my favourite in the range. It’s such a lovely honest drink.


Blackcurrant pastille, raspberry and raspberry tea, a little spice and black olive, maybe some violet. Medium bodied, juicy and fine, lovely pastille character and ripe raspberry, but savoury too with the black olive and sweet tobacco savouries. Tannin sits comfortably inside the wine throughout, and the finish is fresh and long, and fetchingly earthy. A delight to drink. - Gary Walsh


Rated: 94 Points
Tasted: Jul17
Price : $27
Drink: 2017 - 2022+

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Woodlands vineyard was established in 1973 by David & Heather Watson on Caves Road in Wilyabrup, and was one of the first five vineyards to be planted in the Margaret River Wine Region. David and Heather aimed to create wines to emulate the great vineyards of Bordeaux.

Woodlands came to fame early on with the release of our 1981 ‘Andrew’ Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine won trophies for ‘Best Red Wine’ at the Perth Wine Show, the Mt Barker Wine Show, and the National Wine Show. This wine was the first from Margaret River to achieve a National Red Wine Trophy. 

Subsequent Cabernets made by David Watson won trophies and critical acclaim across the country.

David’s son Stuart took the reins as Winemaker in 2002. Andrew Watson joined Woodlands full time in 2005.
Stuart and Andrew (pictured right) carry on the family love for Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet blends.


Woodlands' premier wine, the Cabernet Sauvignon, is still made from the same planting originally made by David and Heather in 1973. Woodlands Cabernet Sauvignon continues to garner awards and critical acclaim, including being listed in the Langtons Classification of Fine Wines.

- Winery Note

Additional Information

Volume (ml)750ml
Winemaking PracticesMostly Conventional Techniques
Vineyard PracticesMostly Regular Farming Techniques
Product typeWine Red Cabernet and Bordeaux Blends
Vintage2016
CountryAustralia
RegionWestern Australia
Sub-RegionMargaret River

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