Devils Lair Fifth Leg Red 1998

Red Blends from Margaret River, Australia

Item No. 23433
  • red wine
  • ST88

Winemaker's Notes

The wine style and brand, Fifth Leg remains evolutionary and relishes the freedom to do so. The objective of the brand is to produce blended wines that are distinctly Margaret River, based on the individual fruit power exhibited. While oak and winemaking can be interlaced, the brand must shout regionalism, fruit, quality, and drinkability. A red fifth leg? Not politically motivated although has been known to fraternise amongst many "social glasses". Often steps out on a limb, yet pays homage to the masters. Always in each others pockets , the spin twins of merlot and cabernet sauvignon mix it with cabernet franc and encourage a cameo from that old timer, shiraz. A cue from oak, and this fruity quartet strikes up some rich tones of fresh berries, rich chocolate and spiced

Learn About Margaret River

Located in the southwest area of Western Australia, the country's largest state, Margaret River wine growing region is on a peninsula jutting out into the Indian Ocean. The climate is reminiscent of Bordeaux in some ways, leading many winemakers to plant grapes of that nature, such as Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Other varieties that have found results are Chardonnay & Riesling.

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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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