Friday, 19 September 2014

Willow Bridge Dragonfly Cabernet Merlot 2013

Winemaker Simon Burnell threw down the challenge for what was considered the best value Cabernet Merlot on the market. I put my hand up to suggest one from another Western Australian producer and before long this sample turns up on my doorstep. Respect to the bloke for putting his pride and opinion on the line...and then standing tall at the finish line. Kudos here Simon!

Bright and inviting aromas. Expect typical varietal Cabernet characters but what really stands out is the smooth and generous fruit on delivery. Nicely balanced and well poised, this is dangerously slurpable.

Juicy mulberries and plums, plus a waft of bay leaf sneaking in amongst the dried herb. The length is excellent finishing with a powdery/grainy type tannin.

Only $18!! The best value Cabernet Merlot going around, I think I've changed my mind.

The Dragonfly range is very smart.

Region: Geographe, Western Australia
RRP: $18
Source: Sample

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