Giant Steps 'Sexton' Merlot 2008 (6 x 750mL), VIC

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Overview

Lingering and savoury with an underlying cherry fruit. Ripe and even with fine tannins.

Region:
VIC - Yarra Valley
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

WBM, Nick Stock (Australia), 01 Mar 10

Vintage: 2008

92 Points

"Superb freshness and a really lively Merlot nose of blue fruits and gentle violet-like florals; super fresh and really enticing. The palate is as delightful as the nose would suggest: plenty of fine tannins and berry-flavoured flesh, full of youthful bounce."

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

Black olives, briary fruit. Hints of black jellybeans. Cocoa and dark chocolate.

Palate

Cocoa, dried herbs and bay leaf. Lingering and savoury with an underlying cherry fruit. Ripe and even with fine tannins.

Vintage
2008
Region
VIC - Yarra Valley
Grape Style
Merlot
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.9%

Winery Profile

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Yarra Valley based vignerons, the Sexton family live in the middle of their 80 acre vineyard established on the high north face of the Warramate Ranges in the dress circle of the Yarra Valley, one hour east of Melbourne.

At Giant Steps, they explore site, micro climatic and clonal differences between several specialised vineyards in the Yarra Valley including their own multiclonal vineyard and the highly regarded Tarraford vineyard.

Focused intently upon reflecting the individual and unique characteristics of each single vineyard, Giant Steps adopts a minimalist approach to winemaking including, whenever possible, vinification using indigenous yeasts and gravity flow transfers.

When in the Yarra Valley you must stop by the winery/cellar door situated in the main street of Healesville, which offers wood fired pizzas, in-house roasted coffee, cheese, beer on tap, and of course wine.

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