96 Points Gary Walsh
Woodlands ‘Margaret’ is sourced entirely from the Woodlands Vineyard. The Cabernet Sauvignon portion comes from a slope on the south of Woodlands that wraps around a 90-degree radius from east to north. The fruit on this slope receives a great deal of direct sunlight from morning to mid-afternoon, leading to rich full-bodied wines. The Merlot and Malbec plots that make up the remainder of ‘Margaret’ come from our west-facing slope of deep loam soil. This slope receives the most direct afternoon sunlight at Woodlands, and produces more exotic fruit characters in the finished wine. Cabernet Sauvignon 79%, 13% Merlot and 8% Malbec.
“Intense fruit of the blackest kind, spice, tobacco and black olive, with cedar oak and a whisper of violet and chocolate. Medium bodied, but firm and well-knit, with bright acidity, an almost juicy pop of small berries, tobacco oak, and gravelly tannin trailing on a long precise and pulsating finish. Almost a hit of liquorice in the aftertaste? This is right in the slot for Margaret. A great release.” – 96 Points Gary Walsh