Geoff Merrill `Reserve` Chardonnay 2013 (6 x 750mL), SA.

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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Overview

Geoff Merrill's best Chardonnay, made from fruit coming from McLaren Vale (80%), and Coonawarra (20%).

It was bottled in May 2014 after 8 months in French oak barrels. Medium term cellaring will further enhance this wine and make it even more generous and unctuous than it is already.

Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

An 80/20% blend from McLaren Vale and Coonawarra; sensitive use of French oak (8 months maturation) has protected the elegance of the white peach, apple and melon fruit; good acidity also builds length. James Halliday, Rating 94, 27th July 2015

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Light to mid straw with strong green hues and excellent depth.

Aroma

The aroma really leaps from the glass to display excellent French oak characters upfront which slowly move aside revealing the depth of fruit beneath. Spice, straw and melon notes come through with hints of mandarin and orange pith. French oak fermentation and maturation has added complex notes of cream, toast and cashew.

Palate

The wine instantly fills the palate with flavour. The mouthfeel is full and flavoursome, finishing clean and fruity with the overwhelming urge to try it again to recapture that initial generosity.

Vintage
2013
Region
SA - Other South Australian
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

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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