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Merlot 2020

Ripe berry, rich fruitcake flavours and soft, velvety tannins. French and American oak impart dark chocolate, coffee bean and vanilla characters.

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Previous Vintages 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Region Clare Valley (48%) / Limestone Coast (52%)
Colour At release, the wine is a dark red with an intense purple hue.
Nose The wine has distinct aromas of black cherries and ripe strawberries abound with secondary spice, sweet mocha and cigar box characters evident.
Palate At release, this wine is medium to full-bodied with lush red berry, plum and cherry fruit characters. The fruit flavours are balanced by undertones of creamy mocha, spice & subtle savoury characters. The palate has a soft, velvety texture with grainy tannins through the mid-palate and a long, persistence to finish.
Oak Maturation The wine was matured in a mixture of French & American oak barrels for a period of 6 months before being blended & bottled.
Cellaring Notes Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a medium term under ideal conditions.
Alc%: 14.5
Acid: 5.91
PH: 3.50
Residual Sugar: 0.30
Wine Type: Red
Wine Body: Medium
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
  • 2021
  • Gilbert & Gaillard International -Guides Des Vin
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • World Value Wine Challenge BTI
  • Gold
  • 2020
  • Dan Berger International Wine Competition
  • Silver
  • 2021
  • Royal Adelaide Wine Show
  • Silver
  • 2021
  • New York World Wine & Spirits Competition
  • Silver
  • 2021
  • Harvest Challenge
  • Silver
  • 2021
  • International Wine Awards
  • Silver
  • 2021
  • Texsom International Wine Awards
  • Silver
  • 2021
  • Wine Showcase Magazine New Release Tasting
  • Silver
  • 2021
  • West Coast Wine Competition (East Meets West)
  • Silver
  • 2021
  • Royal Queensland Wine Show
  • Bronze
  • 2021
  • Perth Royal Wine Awards
  • Bronze
  • 2021
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value
  • Bronze
  • 2021
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition
  • Bronze
  • 2021
  • Millennial Wine Beer & Spirit Competition
  • Bronze
  • 2021
  • New World Wine Awards
  • Bronze
  • Jeni Port , Wine Pilot

    Apr 2021
    90 Points
    ...Merlot is generally not shy when it comes to gorgeous, unbridled, arresting, aromatic fruits and spices: rose, violet, musk, raspberry, mulberry, plum, et. al. Trouble is, winemakers sometimes try too hard to make a lot more of those features and often fail, filling merlot up with oak and playing with tannin and acidity to introduce more structure. Here, the less is more credo applies. The maker lets the fruit have its way and it
  • Jeni Port, Wine Pilot

    Apr 2021
    90 Points
    ...Merlot is generally not shy when it comes to gorgeous, unbridled, arresting, aromatic fruits and spices: rose, violet, musk, raspberry, mulberry, plum, et. al. Trouble is, winemakers sometimes try too hard to make a lot more of those features and often fail, filling merlot up with oak and playing with tannin and acidity to introduce more structure. Here, the less is more credo applies. The maker lets the fruit have its way and it