This is a carousel with zoom. Use the thumbnails to navigate, or jump to a slide. Use the zoom button to zoom into a image.
Pauletts Polish Hill River Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2019
South Australia's Clare Valley can produce wonderful full-bodied, generous and balanced reds, of which this is a prime example. A deceptively grown-up wine, this cabernet-sauvignon-merlot blend is aged for 18 months in French oak and is powerful and silky, with brooding blackberry, plum and hedgerow fruit, and lovely freshness to finish.
Price: £12.95 Bottle
Price: £155.00 Case of 12
- Red Wine
- Cabernet Merlot
- Now to 2028
- 14.5% Alcohol
- bouquet/flavour marked by oak
About a 1 ½ hour drive north from Adelaide in the Polish Hill River sub-region of the Clare Valley , you will find the home and winery of Neil and Alison Paulett, in an area blessed with a climate perfect for premium grape growing.
Plenty of winter rain, hot summers with cool nights and a lengthy ripening period make for great flavour intensity in the grapes, a fact which the Pauletts eagerly, and successfully, exploit.
Neil Paulett graduated from the Roseworthy College, Adelaide’s famous wine school, in 1971 and then worked for Penfolds and Rosemount, two of Australia’s leading companies. With a decade’s worth of experience under his belt he set up on his own with his wife Alison, having searched extensively for just the right place.
They found it at Polish Hill and bought it in 1983. The property had never been out of the hands of the previous owners’ family and had a history of grape growing that stretched back for more than a century. The estate was originally 47 hectares but the Pauletts have added a hundred more, with nearly 50 under vine, planted with shiraz and cabernet sauvignon vines over 70 years old, and riesling of 35 years. Chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and malbec are also grown.
Neil makes the wine while son Matthew, also a Roseworthy graduate, manages the vineyard, providing his Dad with the raw materials for wines of finesse and intensity that have won many awards and plaudits.