Icarus Cabernet Merlot
Made from 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot
This a quality dry red that wouldn't be unfamiliar to fans of Bordeaux reds. Something to enjoy with meat - like Asian stir-fry beef, or a succulent cheeseburger.
- Dark berries and a touch of chocolate
- Rich, smooth, and earthy
- Could probably bottle-age for another decade
About the producer
Konpira Maru was born in 2014 between two lads having a pint at the pub.
Sam Cook and Alastair Reed were both working in the wine industry in different capacities for several years, yearning for a creative outlet. Sharing a similar philosophy on viticulture and winemaking, and combined with beer-drinking values, they set out to create interesting wines with minimal intervention and maximum care - with a focus on affordability and high-drinkability.
With the aim of sourcing fruit from unknown vineyards across Australia, there are zero boundaries at Konpira Maru - whether that's with winemaking, blending or naming the wines themselves.