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.
- VIC - Other Victorian
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
Vibrant and lively medium red.
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.
Rich and juicy, the aromas carry through to the palate. It has smooth tannins and a rounded and lingering finish. Our best Merlot yet!
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).
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.