Three Lions Great Southern Cabernet/Merlot
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This wine opens with attractive aromas of cassis, blackberries, tobacco leaf, coffee beans and hints of cedar. Great fruit clarity on the palate alongside fine tannins and a good natural acidity give this wine structure and complexity.
The Three Lions wines are from Plantagenet. The name Plantagenet was given to the shire in Western Australia by early English settlers and was adopted by the winery when it was established in 1974. The arms of the Gules family, who later became the Plantagenet dynasty, were three lions passant guardant, termed colloquially “the arms of England”. They were first adopted by King Richard the Lionheart (reigned 1189–1199), son of King Henry II of England (reigned 1154–1189), and grandson of Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou.
Plantagenet the winery is now self-sufficient, with 126 hectares of vineyard in Great Southern. All their wines are made from estate fruit, so it makes sense that they should introduce this label, with a link to the name Plantagenet, to showcase this fruit.
The Cabernet/Merlot, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, rounded out by small quantities of Shiraz and Malbec, is fragrant and supple with bold dark fruit and a touch of mocha.