Helmsman Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot shows off the winemaking skill of blending. There is beautiful use of the Merlot grape to round off and smooth out the dominant Cabernet Sauvignon. These two red Bordeaux varieties, pair beautifully offering generous black fruit flavours and aromas, the structure has gentle smooth ripe tannins and the wine finishes with a pleasing and impressive length.
Try the Helmsman Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot with a Ploughman's Lunch or simply with a snacky dinner such as olive tapenade on crunchy bruschetta with crisps and nuts.
|Grape||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Red Blend|
|Style||Dry, Red, Medium Bodied, Black Fruit, Smooth, Easy Drinking|
|Region||South Eastern Australia
Vineyard and Winery
The fruit for Helmsman Cabernet Merlot comes mainly from the Central Ranges area which includes the Cowra, Orange and Mudgee sites in New South Wales.
The wine is vinified in a way that allows the winemaker to retain as much fruit flavour as possible. This is done using stainless steel tanks and modern techniques which extract optimum colour, smooth ripe tannins and keep the wine fresh and ideal for drinking in its youth. Helmsman Cabernet Merlot is best consumed within four years of the vintage on the bottle.
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