Woodlands 'Shelley Anne' Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

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  • 2008 was a sensational Margaret River Vintage
  • Woodlands is one of the great Western Australia Producers
  • The Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is given a different name each vintage after a different member of the Woodlands Family
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    $138.00
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  • James Halliday
    96 points
  • Huon Hooke
    95 points
  • The Wine Advoca
    93+ points

Editors notes

Woodlands' top wines rank alongside famous Margaret River Producers like Moss-Wood.

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Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Blueberry
    • Boysenberry
    • Herbal
  • Palate
    • Blue Fruits
    • Cassis
    • Graphite

Food Pairings

  • Pork
  • Red Meat

Critic Scores & reviews

  • James Halliday

    96
    "Bright purple-crimson; has a fragrant sunburst of blackcurrant and cassis fruit on the bouquet, the finely focused and structured palate with more of the same fruit effortlessly running through its exceptional length."
  • Huon Hooke

    95
    "("Shelly Anne") Deepish purple-red. Blue and red fruit aromas, touches of spice and herb, still a baby and the real payoff will come in three or four years. Soft, tannins, good fleshiness, nice depth and balance, roundness and texture. Some acidity showing. Blueberry dominates the palate flavours, even in this young wine the oak is not a noteworthy part of the aroma or flavour - it's superbly judged. More power and intensity than the Margaret"
  • The Wine Advocate

    93+
    "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2008 “Shelly Anne” Cabernet Sauvignon has a faint scent of sage over moderately pronounced cassis and mulberry aromas with nuances of underbrush, pencil shavings and Sichuan pepper. Medium bodied and well structured, it has a solid backbone of high acid and firm grainy tannins supporting just enough earthy / herbal flavors, finishing long and clean. Consider drinking it 2012 to 2022+."

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Australia

Australia's wine industry is a thriving part of the country's economy, contributing significantly to employment, production, export, and tourism. In fact, the industry is the fourth-largest wine exporter in the world, shipping out 760 million liters of wine to countries including France, Italy, Spain, and the UK. One of the key factors contributing to Australia's success as a "New World" wine producer is the formal export and marketing of its wines through Wine Australia.

Australia's wine regions are scattered across the south and southeast, with almost every state boasting its own vineyards. Victoria, for example, is home to an impressive 21 wine regions. Some of the most famous wine regions in Australia include Margaret River, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley, and local regions to New South Wales such as Cowra, Southern Highlands, and Mudgee.

Australian winemakers are known for producing a diverse range of grape varieties, with Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir being among the most popular. They tend to focus on producing wines that are ripe, fruit-forward, and easy to drink, using modern winemaking techniques and equipment such as stainless steel tanks and temperature-controlled fermentation.

With its bold, fruit-driven flavors and reputation for quality and diversity, Australian wine has become a popular choice for wine lovers around the world. And with such a broad range of wine regions and grape varieties, there's something for every palate to enjoy.

Western Australia

The wine regions of Western Australia are located in the southwest corner of the state. Among them, the famous Margaret River region boasts a warm maritime climate, situated around 200 kilometers south of Perth. Although it experiences higher levels of rainfall than other wine regions in Australia, the majority of it occurs during the winter months. Margaret River is renowned for its production of Cabernet Sauvignon, which is often blended with Merlot to create Bordeaux-style wines. Additionally, the region's Chardonnays are highly sought after due to their high natural acidity and concentrated stone-fruit aromas. These wines are further enhanced by malolactic fermentation and barrel aging, which lend complexity and depth to their flavor profiles.

In addition to Margaret River, the Great Southern region is also known for its wine production. This region includes subregions such as Frankland River and Mount Barker, where floral Rieslings, elegant Shiraz with peppery notes, and Cabernet Sauvignon are grown. Other wine regions in Western Australia include Blackwood Valley, Geographe, Peel, Pemberton, Manjimup, and Swan District.

Each of these regions has its own unique terroir, resulting in a diverse range of wines with distinct characteristics. From full-bodied reds to crisp whites, Western Australia has something to offer for every wine enthusiast.

Margaret River

Margaret River is the name of a river, town and key wine region. It is one of the younger viticultural regions in Australia, quickly gaining popularity for its world-class wine. Located 280km South of Perth in Western Australia, the first plantings were only made in 1967. The region has grown rapidly and is recognised as one of the great wine-producing regions of the world, with over 200 wineries in operation. Made up of predominantly boutique producers, with a number of big player wineries also, the region makes up only 3% of the Australian wine production, but commands over 20% of the premium wine market. The wineries in the region are vibrant, innovative and progressive in their approach to viticulture.

The Mediterranean style climate provides superior maritime growing conditions, with vines not affected by extreme summer and winter temperatures. The region is well known for producing outstanding red wines; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and to a lesser extent Shiraz, Tempranillo and Malbec. Both straight varietals and famous Bordeaux blends can be outstanding.

In the white wines, Chardonnays of great depth and character, and fresh Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends are the main varietals the region is famous for. Lesser quantities of Viognier, Riesling and Muscat are also produced.

About the brand Woodlands

Established in 1973 by David and Heather Watson, Woodlands is one of Margaret River's first five wineries.

Woodlands produces wine from its two vineyards, both located in the Wilyabrup Valley of Margaret River. The original Woodlands Vineyard is located on Caves Road, while the Woodlands Brook Vineyard is located two kilometres to the northeast.

They maintain a 5 red star rating with James Halliday's Wine Companion. The Woodlands' Vineyards are dry grown and maintained by hand using organic and traditional methods.

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