Unknown Sailor Cabernet Merlot

Lake Breeze Wines

'UNKNOWN SAILOR'
CABERNET MERLOT 2011

The rugged nature of the south coast of Kangaroo Island has caused numerous wrecks in these waters, including the ‘Lock Vennachar’ in 1905 where there were no survivors.  A cross crudely encrypted with the ‘unknown sailor’ marks the burial place of the only body found and is a testament to the brave men who have sailed these waters.

Our 2011 ‘Unknown Sailor’ is a Bordeaux blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot. 

Traditional winemaking techniques along with 18 months maturation in French and American oak have created this stylish medium bodied wine.  The aroma has elements of red currants and strawberry with a hint of vanilla.  These characters flow on to the palate which shows abundant fruit sweetness and soft tannins.

This wine will age gracefully over the next 8-10 years. 


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