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2016 Merite Shiraz MalbecBlend from Australia

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"The estate is located in the Joanna section in the Wrattonbully wine region, the northern neighbour of Coonawarra, in South Australia. It similarly benefits from soil profi...

  • 92 Andrew Graham - Australian Wine Review ozwinereview.com
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About

92

Mike & Colleen from Mérite are probably better known for their dead-serious approach to Merlot, but I don’t mind this Malbec blend too. It’s a ripe, plushly oaked Wrattonbully red, with more bright red fruit than the dark berried Malbec and has some of that high tones of Coonawarra Shiraz. Has a welcome textural width to this, and again time will be kind. Perhaps a little warm, but that is my only quibble to what is otherwise an expansive Coonawarra red. Best drinking: at least a decade.

Product Description:

"The estate is located in the Joanna section in the Wrattonbully wine region, the northern neighbour of Coonawarra, in South Australia. It similarly benefits from soil profiles, like the famed Terra Rossa, and climate, like the Bonney Upwelling phenomenon cooling nights during summer periods. And then, Wrattonbully is a step up in elevation across gentle sloping ranges with greater variation of aspect among its vineyards, and slightly warmer daytime average temperatures. With its climatic factors like diurnal temperature swings and coolness during the ripening period, combined with its unique physical presence like soils and aspect, the vineyard is suited to producing Right-Bank and Left-Bank varieties at their best." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 120610
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub-Region Limestone Coast
Ratings

92 - Andrew Graham - Australian Wine Review ozwinereview.com

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 15.0%
Varietal(s) Syrah , Malbec
Size 750mL
Closure Screwtop
Features
Taste currant, blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, pepper, earth, green, plum and mocha
Nose spice box, cedar, dark fruit, spice, earth, currant and cherry