2009-Merlot

2009 Merlot

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Product Description

Beautiful aromas of chocolate, plum skin, red berry fruit and liquorice. Silver medal and best in class at Royal Perth Wine Show, 95 pts and classed as “Best Of the West” Ray Jordan’s 2012 WA Wine Guide

TECHNICAL NOTES
Awards: 95 pts Best of the West ~ Ray Jordan's 2012 WA Wine Guide Gold ~ Scoop Magazine Wine Tasting, Spring 2011 4 Stars ~ John Lewis Silver Medal Top in Show ~ Royal Perth Wine Show Bronze Medal ~ Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Region: 100% Margaret River
Colour: Bright red hue with a deep red centre.
Bouquet: Beautiful aromas of chocolate, plum skin and red berry fruit, with spicy cedary oak and liquorice.
Palate: A bold midpalate with a moderate to long length of flavour and fine emery tannins to finish. A small amount of cabernet has been added to fill the front palate and to complete the tannins to provide dryness to the finish.
Source: Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River
Cellaring Potential: Lovely and approachable now but with structure to ensure ageing into the medium term.
Oak Treatment: 30% new French Oak, balance 1 year old for 12 months
Serving Suggestion: Enjoy with an assortment of gourmet cheeses.
Alcohol: 14.3%
Sweetness: Dry
pH: 3.61
Acidity: 5.55 g/L