House of Cards Kings in the Corner Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2018

Margaret River
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£22.95 per bottle
178 in stock

96+ Points - Stuart McCloskey “Adorable and sampled without decanting. The bouquet is veracious and provides layers of creamy raspberry, dark plum and mulberry compote. Warming spices (white pepper) develop with more aeration and a touch of toasty French oak and cedar. The palate is vivid, fun and provides a Smörgåsbord of red and black fruits with a soupçon of dried mint. I appreciate the cooling feel / acidity. Dark chocolate / cocoa interplay with a little tart cranberry. Flavours build and change the more you taste (at the five minute mark, I pick up woodsmoke). This is a wine full of honest, good intentions which is admirable. Serve now or cellar to 2028. Decant for 2-3 hours. Served using Zalto Bordeaux glassware.”

96-97 Points – Magdalena Sienkiewicz "Cabernet Sauvignon leads the way with expressive aromas of ripe red berries, blackcurrants and plenty of beautifully leafy notes. Lots of herbs with bay leaf, mint, rosemary and sage jumping to the forefront. Darker notes of tar emerge with aeration. Its complex structure surpassed my expectations for an entry level wine. Full of flavour with the addition of Merlot (20%) adding to its deeply textural feel. The palate is awash with ripe red berries, blueberries, dried herbs, black olive tapenade and iron. A touch of dark chocolate and warming spices lead to an impressive finish. This must be one of the best value Cabernet blends to come out of Margaret River. Sampled over two days using Zalto Bordeaux glassware, which brings out more savoury complexities I find."

Technical: The team used traditional winemaking processes including open top fermentation, hand plunging and a manual basket press to make this a beautifully complex wine. Aged in seasoned French oak barriques for 12 months.

Taste & Aroma

96+ Points - Stuart McCloskey “Adorable and sampled without decanting. The bouquet is veracious and provides layers of creamy raspberry, dark plum and mulberry compote. Warming spices (white pepper) develop with more aeration and a touch of toasty French oak and cedar. The palate is vivid, fun and provides a Smörgåsbord of red and black fruits with a soupçon of dried mint. I appreciate the cooling feel / acidity. Dark chocolate / cocoa interplay with a little tart cranberry. Flavours build and change the more you taste (at the five minute mark, I pick up woodsmoke). This is a wine full of honest, good intentions which is admirable. Serve now or cellar to 2028. Decant for 2-3 hours. Served using Zalto Bordeaux glassware.”

96-97 Points – Magdalena Sienkiewicz "Cabernet Sauvignon leads the way with expressive aromas of ripe red berries, blackcurrants and plenty of beautifully leafy notes. Lots of herbs with bay leaf, mint, rosemary and sage jumping to the forefront. Darker notes of tar emerge with aeration. Its complex structure surpassed my expectations for an entry level wine. Full of flavour with the addition of Merlot (20%) adding to its deeply textural feel. The palate is awash with ripe red berries, blueberries, dried herbs, black olive tapenade and iron. A touch of dark chocolate and warming spices lead to an impressive finish. This must be one of the best value Cabernet blends to come out of Margaret River. Sampled over two days using Zalto Bordeaux glassware, which brings out more savoury complexities I find."

Technical: The team used traditional winemaking processes including open top fermentation, hand plunging and a manual basket press to make this a beautifully complex wine. Aged in seasoned French oak barriques for 12 months.

Glassware

Glassware

Zalto Denk-Art Bordeaux Glass

Due to further lockdowns in Austria we are experiencing extended delays with our Zalto orders.  

We are currently expecting our next delivery to arrive June/July 2021.

The Zalto Bordeaux glass is recommended for weightier style reds, probably our most widely used glass when tasting in house, this glass is great for many different wines. The large bowl helping aerate and soften tannins whilst accentuating the wine's depth and concentration. The Bordeaux glass is the ideal choice for Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Zinfandel, Bordeaux or Rhône style blends and many other red wines. Surprisingly, it is also the glass of choice for oaked Chardonnay, the shape of the bowl accentuating the balance of ripe fruits and oak.

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House of Cards

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House of Cards was established in 2011 after owners Elizabeth and Travis returned to Yallingup from travelling overseas where Travis completed vintages in New Zealand and Canada. Their goal for the winery was simple; to passionately create single vineyard wines of exceptional quality. Their wine is handmade onsite using traditional winemaking practices including hand plunging and manual basket pressing. House of Cards are 100% organic and arguably, they are some of the best value wines you will find in Margaret River.

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Margaret River

 

"The list of awards given to this tiny area in Australia’s most isolated region is endless and it’s no wonder that Margaret River is dominating Australia’s premium sector.."

 

Perched all the way over on Australia’s most south westerly tip is Margaret River. A region that accounts for less than 5% of Australia’s wine production but is responsible for 20% of the premium wines and the lion’s share of awards. Probably best known as the region that produces some of the new world’s finest Cabernet, Margaret River specialises not only in red and white, Bordeaux style wines but the region is also gaining a reputation for premium Chardonnays that rival some of the best found in Burgundy. Deep Woods have scooped up a multitude of awards across their range, including gold medals and a staggering 98 points awarded for their Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017. Nocturne’s 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is receiving plenty of recognition and all but one of Flowstone’s wines have been awarded 95 points or above. The list of awards given to this tiny area in Australia’s most isolated region is endless and it’s no wonder that Margaret River is dominating Australia’s premium sector.

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