Grant Burge was a pioneer of Merlot in the Barossa Valley and planted the first vineyard in the region and called it Hillcot, after the village his ancestors came from in England. When he produced his first straight Merlot there were only two others available in Australia, and although there are many more now, Grant Burge Hillcot is still amongst the topselling Merlot’s in its price bracket.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Strong aromas of cherry and plum, with hints of Christmas mince pies.
The palate mirrors the nose, with sweet vanilla from the oak complementing the Christmas flavours. This wine is full flavoured, yet medium bodied,with elegant, soft and balanced tannins. A typical Barossa Merlot that is rich, luscious and flavoursome, just as Merlot should be.
Merlot is a perfect accompaniment to casseroles and stews.