2018 Woodlands Margaret River Cabernet Franc Merlot
We’ve always admired the wines of the Watson family. Their entry level wines are ridiculously cheap (under the Watson Family brand) and the Woodlands range awesome drinking. The 2018 reds have just landed and we’re ultra-excited to stock them.
David and Heather Watson were one of the original ½ dozen families who planted vines in Margaret River (in the early 1970s). Fifty years on it’s the second generation who run the show, Stuart (winemaker) and Andrew (sales and marketing).
The Cabernet Merlot was being served on Qantas Business Class and is tightly packed full of cassis and mulberry fruit.
The Cabernet Franc / Merlot is highly aromatic and lighter than the Cabernet Merlot, with more savoury characters.