Smith & Hooper Cabernet/Merlot 2000

Bordeaux Red Blends from Australia

Item No. 57402
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Dense red in colour with purple hues, this blend shows its true origins with an inviting aroma of eucalypt and red berries and a subtle mocha and vanilla fragrance from the wine's maturation in oak hogsheads. The palate has vibrancy and texture with blackberry and red currant flavours balanced by a background of soft, grainy tannins, which leads to the long, flavoursome finish. A wine to enjoy now, or cellar for another five to six years.

Learn About Smith & Hooper

The Smith & Hooper Vineyard is located in the emerging wine region of Wrattonbully - on the Limestone Coast in South Australia. Wrattonbully is blessed with an ideal terroir for growing wine grapes - especially Merlot - of quality and finesse with a cool climate and a soil profile of terra rossa over limestone.

Learn About Other Australia

With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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