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Merlot

Pronounced: Mer-low

"Deeply flavoured and soft"

There is a lot more to this Merlot than meets the eye - unusually complex.

Quality Merlot offers a lot more than expected. Here we have rich fruit flavours met by gentle tannins, enough to give the wine a more serious feel but still retain the early drinking appeal. It ticks boxes for drinkability yet will evolve with a little cellar time too. A ripper of a Merlot with lots of fleshy, juicy fruit character.

Aroma:
A deeply perfumed Merlot with mulberry, cocoa and cinnamon spice notes.
Flavour:
This generous Merlot shows luscious and supple texture with blueberry, blackcurrant flavours and soft, dusty tannins giving structure. An elegant wine. Serve with casseroles like chicken cacciatore or veal ragu.

The Grape

Merlot at a Reserve level offers additional complexity and texture – satiny tannins, plush feel and layered dark fruit flavours. Only premium parcels of fruit for cool climate regions of Australia were selected for this wine.

Map showing this wine's sources

The Region

Multi-regional blend of Coonawarra, Limestone Coast and Fleurieu.

[yellow tail] Reserve Awards

vintage

2010

 
Silver awards
  • 2011 Rutherglen Wine Show
  • 2011 Riverina Wine Show

2009

 
Silver awards
  • 2011 San Francisco International Wine Competition
 
Bronze awards
  • 2010 Rutherglen Wine Show
  • 2010 Melbourne Wine Show
  • 2010 Adelaide Wine Show
 
Highly Commended awards
  • 2010 Sydney International Wine Competition

2008

 
Silver awards
  • 2010 Cowra Wine Show
 
Bronze awards
  • 2010 Sydney Royal Wine Show
  • 2010 Perth Royal Wine Show
  • 2010 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
 
Top 100 awards
  • 2009 Sydney International Wine Competition

2007

 
Silver awards
  • 2009 Cowra Wine Show
  • 2009 AWC Vienna
 
Bronze awards
  • 2009 Riverina Wine Show
  • 2009 Sydney Royal Wine Show
  • 2009 RNA (Brisbane)
  • 2009 Cairns Wine Show

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