RESERVE MERLOT 2019
I love ruby red as a colour – it shifts light and makes the glass come to life. Rolling this around you pick up more than the ubiquitous plums (fresh and fragrant) – you have more of a compote this year with blueberries and loganberries mixed into the aromas. Oak can be noted as a frame of spice and savoury herbs/ olives edge the rim as you inhale. Sipping this wine gives you a feeling that you need to keep digging into your memories – grandma’s lounge? Hints of baklava from Melbourne? It does transport you as it just will not sit still, such an interesting and complex little number.
Gary Walsh from Winefront writes … “Blueberry, boysenberry, dried roses, cocoa and baking spice. Medium-bodied, plenty of pencilly firm tannin, but something of a pretty mouth-perfume too, freshness, some black olive savoury stuff, distinct ‘mineral’ feel to acidity, pulling more to red fruits on a long and chalky finish. Lovely energy here, and a tighter more serious release in 2019” Rated: 95 Points