This Merlot was sourced from a mature, low yielding vineyard in the Mt Barker region. It was a great season (one of the best in decades!) and all the reds came in with very good colour and flavour and, as a result, we have a well flavoured and well-structured wine.
COLOUR: A good deep and vibrant, dark red.
AROMA: An attractive nose, it has the dark berry fruit aromas typical of the variety together with some notes of smoky plum, all complexed by the subtle dusty oak characters picked up during barrel maturation.
PALATE: This is a well flavoured Merlot, it has lovely sweet black berry & dark cherry fruit characters on the palate with a good textural quality.
These fresh dark fruit flavours are balanced by its gentle, drying tannin structure and the wine is well integrated after its time in French oak and several months in bottle. This is a medium bodied red that is certainly approachable now and will also handle some short term cellaring.