2021

Merlot Coonawarra 2021

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AROMA

Delicate red cherry, plum, blueberry, and blackcurrant aromas intertwine with subtle notes of spicy oak

PALATE

A rich tapestry of ripe plums layered over a foundation of cherry fruit. Exhibiting medium tannins and acidity, it ulminates in a smooth and gentle finish

ALCOHOL

14% VOL

CELLAR

7++ years

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Overview

The 2021 vintage displays all the characteristics of an exceptional year, marked by superb conditions and an abundant harvest of outstanding quality. Throughout the season, we experienced consistently mild and stable weather conditions. Importantly, the vintage was entirely free from the challenges of disease, drought, and smoke taint. As a result, the 2021 vintage stands out as exceptionally strong, showcasing excellent fruit expression and well-developed tannins in all red varieties. It’s worth noting that, at this early stage, these promising attributes are indicative of wines that will age beautifully in the cellar.

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Food pairing notes

Merlot is renowned as an excellent wine for pairing with food. When crafted in a medium-bodied style, Merlot is a perfect match for an array of delicious dishes. From succulent duck and comforting meatloaf to classic pizza and mouthwatering chicken and beef, Merlot complements them all. It also pairs wonderfully with cheese, snacks, fish, vegetarian food, and pasta. With its plush and juicy flavors of plum and cherries, Merlot tantalizes the palate and delights with hints of bittersweet chocolate and smoky notes, creating a truly seductive red wine. Thanks to its moderate tannins and balanced acidity, Merlot is a winner with a wide variety of dishes, making it a fantastic choice for large events featuring roast beef, lasagna, pork chops, and turkey.