The Vintage Journal - Margaret River Guide 2022

Cabernet Sauvignon / Blends Margaret River Cabernet has been an important Australian ultra-fine wine style, almost from the very beginning. Moss Wood, Cullen, and Vasse Felix are reference styles, each bringing a different slant on the Wilyabrup terroir. Increasingly, Leeuwin Estate, Xanadu, Cape Mentelle, and Voyager Estate are becoming important, reflecting extraordinary investment in viticulture and winemaking on the southern fringes of Margaret River township. Ten years ago, the styles around here were quite sinewy, but tannin management and more intuitive winemaking have improved the quality to a much higher level. Deep Woods and Cloudburst have also added diversity and interest through their ground- breaking and high-profile successes. Howard Park’s impressive flagship Abercrombie Cabernet is increasingly based on its Leston Vineyard at Wilyabrup. Also, there are other producers making Cabernet at an extremely high level, particularly Amelia Park, Robert Mann’s Corymbia, Graylyn, Flametree, Forester Estate, Flowstone, Jilyara, Juniper, Lenton Brae, Moss Brothers, Oates Ends, Rosabrook, Thompson Estate, Robert


The Vintage Journal – Regional Focus Amelia Park

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