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2015 Merite MerlotMerlot from Australia

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"While almost all Australian Merlot in the bottle is from one clone, this wine, our flagship wine, is a multi-clone blend made from French clones that are new to Australia, on ...

  • 94 Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front
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About

94

Bright, juicy, fruit-filled and savoury at once. It’s all laced together with ultra-fine tannin too. We are in pretty classy terrain here. Shaved pencils, black cherries, boysenberries, redcurrant. None of the dreaded mulberry. Flings of earth. It s super succulent and beautifully balanced. It almost feels like it s been painted in watercolours too, almost always a good sign, though there s just a bit more oomph than those words commonly imply. That said, it s a steadfastly medium-bodied wine, with no pretensions for anything more. Just look at the tannin structure of this wine.

Product Description:

"While almost all Australian Merlot in the bottle is from one clone, this wine, our flagship wine, is a multi-clone blend made from French clones that are new to Australia, on a superior site that produces fruit a grade or two above what is normally expected of Australian Merlot. These ‘new’ clones grow better and so may be harvested earlier providing a new set of flavour profiles and wine styles for Australian Merlot. This wine aims to be a new benchmark Australian Merlot. Our parcel at MÉRITE was established in 2006 with a deliberate goal: let’s produce much better Merlot. The 'new' clones were planted on a pristine unplanted site - the French clones were not grafted onto another previously planted vine’s roots which readily influence the upper vine. Each clone was planted in a Phlloxera-free zone on own-roots and low vigour rootstocks vines and on two different soil profiles so that a winemaker may select from a veritable ‘menu of Merlot’ at harvest time." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 120603
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub-Region Limestone Coast
Ratings

94 - Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Merlot
Size 750mL
Closure Screwtop
Features
Taste currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast and tar
Nose violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather