You know you’ve got great neighbours when they give you a bottle of Woodlands 2012 ‘Margaret’ to drink. We popped it in the wine fridge (hence the snapshot from my OENO by Vintec cellar app) however it lasted all of 2 days in there before I had to hit that ‘consume’ button in the app.
Woodlands specialise in Bordeaux blends – plus they make some delicious Chardonnays as we found out when we visited the cellar door in Margaret River in 2014 on a Top Drop Tour.
‘Margaret’ is a blend of Cab Sauv (74%), Merlot (14%) and Malbec (12%). Prior to release the wine spent 18 months in French oak.
In the glass it’s a rich plum colour. On the nose I found it rather savoury with whiffs of cigar box, earth and spice. There’s also some cassis coming through. In the mouth it’s smooth and rounded with a lovely length finish. Mr Spittoon made his spaghetti bolognese to go with it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!