Deakin Estate Merlot 2010 (12 x 750mL), VIC.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

RRP $12.99

$7.90 per Bottle
$94.80 per case
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Overview

The lovely fruit-driven nose of red cherries and plum persists through. Very appealing drinking now, this wine will improve with medium term cellaring (3-4 years). Enjoy with risotto, pasta and pizza.

Region:
VIC - Other Victorian
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

The Deakin Estate Merlot 2010 is a value for money merlot from up near Mildura on the Murray. It's vibrant and juicy and just the trick for barbecued chops 'n' sausages.

Ross Noble, The Courier (14/MAY/2012)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Vibrant and lively medium red.

Aroma

A lovely and complex wine, it displays rich ripe red fruits including cherries and plums with more subtle rhubarb and spicy oak aromas and a hint of characteristic leafiness.

Palate

Rich and juicy, the aromas carry through to the palate. It has smooth tannins and a rounded and lingering finish. Our best Merlot yet!

Cellaring Potential

Best enjoyed now but will benefit from some short to mid-term cellaring to add more complexity, with developing aged coffee mocha notes if patient (but no need to be).

Food Matching

Red meat or tomato sauce based Italian inspired dishes. Also, Moroccan spiced rack of lamb, boeuf bourguignon, and winter stews. Think hearty, warming meals by the fire, but equally great on a Sunday arvo BBQ.

Vintage
2010
Region
VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Merlot
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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The Mildura region was established as an agricultural settlement in the 1880s after Alfred Deakin, a former Prime Minister of Australia, encouraged California’s Chaffey Brothers to bring their irrigation expertise to Mildura. The region subsequently became one of the most productive agricultural areas in Australia specialising in citrus, olives, almonds and grapes.

The Deakin Estate range and the premium Alfred range were named in honour of this visionary, Alfred Deakin.

The Deakin Estate property was purchased in 1967 when vineyards were planted. Initially, the grapes grown were picked and sold as fruit. Wine production on the property did not begin until 1980 when a winery facility was built. Fruit quality and wine production improved and in 1994 Deakin Estate the brand was launched in the United Kingdom. A domestic launch followed with the release of the next vintage.

Deakin Estate vineyard is located at Red Cliffs, near Mildura in the North-West of Victoria. The region has become one of the most productive agricultural areas in Australia.

There are 350 hectares under vine in the Deakin Estate vineyard. Main varieties include Colombard, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot.

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