Estate Label

Merlot 2017

Ripe berry, rich fruitcake flavours and soft, velvety tannins. French and American oak impart dark chocolate, coffee bean and vanilla characters.

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Previous Vintages 2016
Region Clare Valley
Colour At release, the wine is a dark red with an intense purple hue.
Nose At release, the wine displays lifted aromas of raspberry, cherry and violets with enticing vanilla bean, spice and cinnamon from quality oak maturation.
Palate At release, the wine showcases layers of ripe, dark fruit alongside rich fruit cake characters. The texture is exactly as you would expect with a velvety softness. Oak maturation has delivered flavours of vanilla, mocha and subtle spice and the finish has a pleasing degree of elegance.
Cellaring Notes Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a medium term under ideal conditions.
Alc%: 14
Acid: 6.39
Residual Sugar: 0.4
Wine Type: Red
Wine Body: Medium
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
  • 2018
  • La Mujer Elige "Woman Chooses"
  • Double Gold
  • 2018
  • Melbourne International Wine Competition
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • New Zealand International Wine Show
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • Stellar Cellar Selection BTI
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • World Value Wine Challenge BTI
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • Gilbert & Gaillard International -Guides Des Vin
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • Womens Wine & Spirits Awards
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • Dan Berger International Wine Competition
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • Los Angeles International Wine Competition
  • Gold
  • 2019
  • World Wine Championships
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • Selections Mondial Des Vins CANADA
  • Gold
  • 2019
  • Catavinum World Wine & Spirit Competition
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • Critics Challenge International Wine Competition
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • National Wine Show of Australia
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Clare Valley Wine Show
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Tasters Guild Wine Lovers International Consumer Wine Judging
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Royal Adelaide Wine Show
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Mondial du Merlot
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Tasters Guild International Wine Judging
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Vinus International Wine & Spirit Competition
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • New York International Wine Competition
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Indy International Wine Competition
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • International Womens Wine Competition
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • awc Vienna International Wine Challenge
  • Silver
  • 2019
  • Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Japan Wine Challenge
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Mundus Vini International Wine Awards
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Asia International Wine Competition
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Royal Hobart Wine Show
  • Bronze
  • 2018
  • Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition
  • Bronze
  • 2018
  • Perth Royal Wine Show
  • Bronze
  • 2018
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • Bronze
  • 2018
  • International Wine Challenge Tranche 1
  • Bronze
  • 2018
  • Shanghai International Wine Challenge
  • Bronze
  • 2019
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value
  • Bronze
  • 2019
  • Berlin International Wine Competition
  • Bronze
  • 2018
  • New World Wine Awards
  • Bronze
  • 2018
  • Stellar Cellar Selection BTI
  • Cellar Selection
  • 2019
  • World Wine Championships
  • Cellar Selection