Deakin Estate Merlot 2015 (12 x 750mL), Murray Darling, 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
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The 2015 Deakin Estate Merlot fruit was fermented in sweeping arm Potter fermenters with pump overs designed to extract good colour and only, soft round tannins, appropriate to the style. Pressing and malolactic fermentation were followed by slow maturation to add oak complexities before blending.

VIC - Other Victorian

Winery Tasting Notes


Medium red in colour.


Mellow with cherry, blueberry, chocolate and fruitcake characters. A hint of spice and pastry.


Soft and supple with bright, rich cherry fruit flavours and fine grained tannins.

Cellaring Potential

Ready to be enjoyed now but will benefit from some short term cellaring to add complexity.

Food Matching

Herb crusted rack of lamb, winter stews and a hamburger with the lot. Also perfect with Sunday barbeques.

VIC - Other Victorian
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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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