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 Vintage2010(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2004 vintage.)
ProducerWoodlands (web)
VarietyRed Bordeaux Blend
RegionWestern Australia
SubRegionSouth West Australia
AppellationMargaret River

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Drinking window: Drink between 2015 and 2018 (based on 1 user opinion)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 91 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 2 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Paul S on 2/6/2013 & rated 90 points: Esther's Birthday Dinner (Luke's Oyster Bar, Gemmil Road, Singapore): This was a nicely accomplished wine from a very reliable Western Australian producer. In many ways, it represented a very archetypal Margaret River Cabernet blend, with a nice nose of blackberries and cassis just shaded by the slightest green leafiness and a highlights of eucalyptus. The palate came across very clean, clear, even pure, with cool cassis and berry fruit flavours held in superb balanced by fine, ripe tannins and well-integrated acidity. A very smooth, polished wine. I thought it was a bit simple in its youth at first, but with some time, an interesting savoury component of meat, earth and peppery spice started emerging on the midpalate. The little minty eucalyptus notes snuck up at the finish again, but these were more in the way of an interesting highlight rather than overwhelming greenness. I rather enjoyed this, especially with a a nice steak done in a mustard and peppercorn sauce. (1096 views)
 Tasted by AlexGarner on 4/20/2012 & rated 92 points: Woodlands Cellar Door Tasting (Woodlands winery cellar door): A leafy and bold tobacco nose with a high acidity on the palette with some matching fruit and low tannins. (830 views)

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By James Halliday
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (1/30/2012)
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Producer website
Woodlands is a ten hectare vineyard located in the Willyabrup region of Margaret River in Western Australia.

Established in 1973 by David and Heather Watson, Woodlands remains family owned and operated. Woodlands came to fame early on with the release of our 1981 ‘Andrew' Cabernet Sauvignon which took out several major awards.

However, in 1992 Woodlands production virtually ceased while David and Heather focused on raising their children and fruit was sold to other high profile producers in the region.

In 1999, children grown, Woodlands began to produce wines again, making the most of its fully mature vines.

Woodlands now has an annual production of 8000 cases, specializing in red wine, and is family operated. David's son Stuart has been the winemaker at Woodlands since 2002.

Winemaking is minimalist at Woodlands, the emphasis being on small open ferments and excellent barrel selection.

Red Bordeaux Blend

Read about the grapes used to produce Bordeaux The variety Red Bordeaux Blend in CellarTracker implies any blend using any or all of the five traditional Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. As such, this is used worldwide, whether for wines from Bordeaux, Meritages from California and Canada, some Super-Tuscan wines etc.


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