Saracen Estates

Saracen Estates

After the sale of the Caves Road vineyard property in 2013, Maree Saraceni and her brother, General Manager Dennis Parker, are running a virtual winery through Saracen Estates’ Perth office, employing contract winemaker Bob Cartwright, who is buying premium Margaret River harvest and continuing to make premium boutique wine under contract at a Margaret River winery.

Saracen Estates sauvignon blanc semillon 2016 ($22)

Crunchy and lively blended white with the white of the sauvignon blanc quite evident. Bursting with tropical character, it shows a distinct passionfruit and citrus dominance. Clean and flavoursome palate with a fine lively acidity sustaining the finish. Tidy little wine for current drinking.
SCORE 89/100 CELLAR 3 Years

Saracen Estates cabernet merlot 2015 ($26)

An elegantly structured medium-bodied cabernet blend. Tobacco leaf and red berry on the nose. Fine chalky tannins and subtle oak supporting some nice gentle fruit characters. Lovely focus and good length through to the finish.
SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 4 years

Saracen Estates cabernet sauvignon 2012 ($35)

Amazing what a little extra time in bottle does for a wine before it is released. This still has primary fruit but it has settled down and preparing for that second phase of development. It has a subtle leathery blackcurrant character with toasty oak, dark chocolate and a trace of black olive edginess.
SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 8 years

OWNERS
Maree Saraceni
WINEMAKERS
Clive Otto
ESTABLISHED
1996
VINEYARD LOCATION
Margaret River
ANNUAL CRUSH
70 tonnes
VARIETIES
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot

WEBSITE
www.saracenestates.com.au
DISTRIBUTION
Retail, Online

RAY'S WINE GUIDE 2017