2020 Cabernet Merlot d'Soumah


An elegant Cabernet Merlot displaying prominent blackcurrant fruit flavours combined with dark plums and hints of tobacco and cedar. The structure and fine tannins from the Merlot add a charming softness, while the smooth and savoury finish is characteristic of the Yarra Valley.

Drink now for its balance or cellar for its potential.

The further we got into winter, the colder and wetter it became to the past 25-year average. Spring continued in this vain with temperatures cooler than average, and rainfall higher, with the dam filling naturally in late November. December bucked the trend with abnormally high temperatures, five days above 35°C degrees and three days above 40°C and very low rainfall. This mirrored the rest of the country where the drought and high temperatures prevailed throughout Queensland and New South Wales.

We thought we were staring down a very hot, dry summer to come, however, January and February brought generally cooler weather and significantly higher rainfall than normal (112mm more). Furthermore, the season started to lengthen with picking dates extending out as much as two weeks more than has been the norm recently for some varieties

Vegan Friendly: Yes

Our d’Soumah range of wines are made with fruit sourced from our own and other premium vineyards throughout the Yarra Valley to produce wines of distinct character and finesse that our region has become famous. Cabernet Sauvignon is a noble grape and was one of the first varieties to be grown in the Yarra Valley when it was re-established as a wine region in the 1960’s. Merlot has long been blended with Cabernet as the two varieties complement each other, balancing fruit and structure. Our d’Soumah range is built to deliver an exceptional price for value proposition and we believe this wine certainly delivers on that promise.

[2019 Vintage] – 90 Points by Amanda Yallop, The Real Review, April 2021

“Lurid purple colour, intense aromas fill the glass, blackberry pie, blackcurrant and nettles. A full-bodied wine, supple texture, fine-grained tannins and fat, juicy fruit flavours. Mulberry, prune and fenugreek to finish. 90 Points.”
Amanda Yallop, The Real Review, April 2021 [2019 Vintage]

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