Geoff Merrill `Wickham Park` Merlot 2008 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

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Overview

The 2008 vintage was sent to test us. This vintage will be remembered for the incredible heat wave that affected South Australia and the challenges associated with it. Early indications pointed towards it being one of the greatest vintages we had seen in McLaren Vale. Good vineyard management meant we were able to process healthy fruit and we now have some excellent wines in our cellar.

This 2008 McLaren Vale Merlot is an elegant stylish wine with strong varietal definition - soft velvety tannins and a palate showing blueberries, red currants and subtle vanillin oak.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The colour is a dark red with brick red hues.

Aroma

The aroma is a complex blend of interesting characters such as mulberry, blackberry, rhubarb, fruitcake and earthiness with some hints of leather and meatiness thanks to some time in oak and bottle prior to release.

Palate

The palate is quite tightly structured and shows some great fleshy fruit on the mid palate. Flavours of red berry fruits, rhubarb pie and nutty, cedary oak fill the mouth which tapers gently to a long clean finish.

Vintage
2008
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Merlot
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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Having gained a reputation as a maker of innovative and elegant wines Geoff established his own business in 1980 and quickly achieved significant success in both Australian and International wine shows.

As a leading personality in the emerging Australian wine industry, Geoff also established a high profile internationally, most recently as consulting winemaker in Italy making wines for the UK market and as a respected judge at Australian and International wine shows.

Geoff Merrill's wines have been successful at Australian and International wine shows, including the coveted Jimmy Watson Trophy at the 2005 Melbourne wine show. Since 1980 Geoff Merrill Wines have won 29 Trophies, 143 Gold , 373 Silver and 1181 Bronze medals.

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