Glenlofty Estate Merlot
Displaying sweet plum fruit and hints of jube-like licorice. Balanced oak and fine tannins provide a delicious length of flavour.
John Riddoch is not only a famous name in the region of Coonawarra, but an important figure in the Australian wine industry. His pioneering spirit and love of the region has been translated into this bottle of rich and smooth Coonawarra Merlot. Aromas and flavours of ripe plums, dense blueberry and a fine grain tannin structure to support. A welcome return from a highly regarded wine name that won't disappoint if opened today or cellared for the short to medium term.
Riddoch Coonawarra Cabernet Merlot
A Coonawarra Merlot is worth pausing for and this one is no different. From the Riddoch vineyard, this Cabernet Merlot has spicy chocolate and plum aromas and smooth, supple tannins. This flavoursome Merlot can be enjoyed straight away or aged for three to five years.
Brown Brothers 18 Eighty Nine Merlot
Brown Brothers Merlot has aromas of plum and summer berries that follow through on the palate which is soft, round and juicy. This is an attractive, medium-bodied and easy drinking style ready to enjoy now.
Cape By Compass Merlot
Plum and cherry palate, with a background of vanilla and milk chocolate.
Hidden Gate Barossa Merlot
Bright red berry fruit with subtle oak and fine tannins.
Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Merlot
Kendall-Jackson have remained at the peak of Sonoma County winemakers due to their commitment to produce quality, terroir-driven wines that also offer fantastic value to all consumers. Utilising their vineyards in the coastal regions, Kendall-Jackson are able to produce a Merlot that is both smooth of texture and flavour and yet jam packed full of concentration and richness. The length of flavour is helped by the addition of some Malbec and Petit Verdot which adds elegant structure.
Taylors Estate Merlot
In just a few short decades, the Taylor family have etched out a formidable reputation for producing high quality wine from their Clare Valley vineyards. This textbook Merlot captures the varietal characters of berries, fruitcake and velvety tannins. The judicious use of French and American oak adds mocha and vanilla softens and rounds the palate.
The pride of Michelini stable, this Merlot was sourced from the mature Buckland vineyard. On the nose it offers violet fruit characters supported by vanilla oak and a solid mid palate weight and flavour with soft fruit tannins and firm oak finish.
Leconfield Merlot has big and juicy dark fruits, soft tannins all supported by lovely French oak. Paul Gordon continues to produce a serious Merlot for a great price, year in, year out. His Merlot is also one that will benefit from a little sit in the medium term cellar.
Oyster Bay Merlot
The gravelly soils and sunny climate of Hawkes Bay are producing some of New Zealand's most exciting reds. This classy Merlot from Oyster Bay shows soft spicy varietal flavours such as, juicy plums and ripe dark fruits. Accompanied by well intergraded oak and subtle tannins, making this wine one of the easier matching to food.