Forester Cabernet Merlot
Forester Estates Goal Is To See People Enjoying Our Wine With Great Company! Creating Experiences And Wonderful Memories. Owned By Kevin And Jenny McKay, Forester Is A Family Owned And Operated Winery And Our Passion Is To Showcase The Exceptional Fruit That Is Produced In Our Northern Margaret River Region.
Forester Estate was established in 2001. 20 Years on and now with over 35 years in the industry, Kevin continually maintains the emphasis on production, from the grape to the bottle, as a consistent super premium product. With chief winemaker Todd Payne leading the winemaking team they are relentless in their pursuit of producing quality wines showcasing the distinct regional characters of northern Margaret River fruit. Todd, who has been with Forester Estate for over 10 years now, came with a wealth of knowledge and experience having worked in WA`s Great Southern, New Zealand and France. He is an integral part of the Forester Estate team and his passion for winemaking is evident in the finished product.
Did You Know
The Forester Home block is surrounded by huge Eucalypt trees that once supported a thriving forestry trade established in the 1850’s. This forestry industry was the first to open up rugged land along the Leeuwin-Naturaliste ridge and provide jobs for many of the new arrivals.
The Estate has a saw pit that was used by the original pioneers to mill timber which was transported by ox and cart to Yallingup-Siding, the nearby railway station. This timber, especially the hardwood Mahogany (Jarrah), was shipped out from Geographe Bay to countries around the world. Even today, many streets of London lie on the Jarrah trees milled from the forests of Margaret River. It is from this heritage that the name Forester Estate is derived.
What’s It Like/Tasting Notes
Aroma – Concentrated and brooding with a ripe core of blackberry, boysenberry and cassis. There are complex aromas of damp earth, cocoa, bay leaf and integrated cedar oak along with fragrant lavender.
Palate – Full with a fleshy but firm texture. There are supple fine grain tannins along with balanced acidity. Once again there are ripe fruit characters of boysenberry and blackberry with damp earth, cocoa and cedar oak. A ripe and complex wine with good cellaring potential.