helmsman cabernet merlot

Helmsman Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Per bottle £9.99

Quick Facts

  • Brand Robert Oatley
  • Bottle Size 75cl
  • ABV 13.5%
  • Vintage 2018
  • Country Australia
  • Country Region New South Wales
  • Subregion Central Ranges
  • Grape Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Closure Screwcap
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Intro to Helmsman Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot –

Helmsman Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot is an appealing classic blend full of berry fruit and rounded tannins.

Full tasting note and wine making –

In the Helmsman Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot the winemaker’s art of blending comes to the fore, with the two key red Bordeaux varieties, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon combining to deliver generous red fruits, rounded tannins and a pleasing finish.

Fruit for this wine is sourced mainly from Central Ranges area that comprises Cowra, Orange & Mudgee in New South Wales. In 2015, a warm and sunny spring was followed by above average rainfall in January. Dry weather in March however helped the ripening and delivered good yield and good quality grapes.

Traditional red wine vinification is used and fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks in order to retain as much fruit flavour profile as possible.

The producer –

Robert Oatley Vineyards is the latest venture of the Oatley family winemaking dynasty, which was founded by the late industry legend Bob Oatley. His legacy continues in his eldest son Sandy, who worked alongside his father for many years and manages the business today.

Created in 2006, Robert Oatley Vineyards aims to embody the best that Australia can produce where classic grape varieties are matched to the leading wine regions of Australia. Along with grapes from the family properties, some dating back to 1858, the Oatley family draw upon select growers of excellence across a diverse range of climatic regions.  A deep understanding of viticulture enables the team to identify the best vineyard sites in Australia.

The talented winemaking team is led by Larry Cherubino – one of Australia’s most awarded winemakers. His chief winemaking roles have been in McLaren Vale and Margaret River. He has also worked in Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Loire, Tuscany, Sicily, New Zealand and the U.S.A.

Drink with –

A great match to grilled and roasted red meats pizza, pasta casseroles, stews and is perfect as an accompaniment to pasta, red meat dishes or charcuterie.

Producer website –

Robert Oatley 

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Deliveries are made Monday to Friday and not normally on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays though Saturday deliveries are possible on payment of an additional charge.

Click and Collect Service

If you wish to collect your order from Flagship Wines shop at 417 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL4 0XP please click on this option at checkout. There is no charge for this service.

Delivery Charges

Delivery in St Albans is FREE for orders over £85, for orders less than £85 the charge is £5.

Postal delivery of tasting tickets and vouchers is also FREE if this option is chosen.

Our standard national delivery charge is £10 and is FREE for all orders over £250. The standard delivery is next day for all orders placed by 12noon and the following day for all orders received later than that.

Arrangements in case you’re out at the time of delivery

Please leave clear instructions in the special instructions section on the checkout page so the wine can be left in a safe place to suit you. As our delivery service requires a signature then if your wine is not signed for it is left at your risk and losses are not replaceable. If instructions are not left a card will be put through your door asking you to contact the carrier to arrange re-delivery or collection within 2 days.

Special Instructions

Please also provide directions in the special instructions box at the checkout to the delivery address if it is hard to find.

Non UK Mainland addresses

For charges applicable for delivery to remote addresses such as the Scottish Highlands and Islands please note that different charges apply and these are clearly shown at checkout. The charges are per case of 12 x 75cl bottles and the delivery time will be a little longer due to the location.

The Scottish postcodes affected are as follows:

AB 30, 33-38, 41-45, 51-56, DD 8-9, FK 19-21, IV 1-18, 30-37, 40, 41-49, 51 -56, 63, KA 15-17, 27-28, KW15-17, PA 20-49, 60-78, PH 15-26, 30-44, 49, 50, HS 1-9, ZE 1-3

If you would like to arrange delivery to any addresses that are not covered here please contact us on 01727 865309 or by email to and we will ascertain the correct charges for you.

Out of Stock

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Please contact us by phone on 01727 865309 or by email within 48 hours if your wine doesn’t reach you in perfect condition.

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