Geoff Merrill `Reserve` Shiraz 2008 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, 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

Every barrel is tasted 1 year after vintage to select the best Shiraz for further oak maturation as the Reserve Shiraz. The wines are carefully chosen for their intensity and complexity of fruit, mouth feel and the quality of tannins, oak integration, and their overall balance and harmony.

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

Expert Reviews

The wine spent 34 months in small oak barrels, and was then denied a screwcap for the sake of a fancy bottle and pockmarked cork. It is an extremely luscious and high-toned shiraz, strongly regional, and suggesting an alcohol level closer to 15%. James Halliday, Rating 93, 26th July 2014

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The colour is a dark red with great depth.

Aroma

The aroma really displays the best characteristics of this ripe vintage. It's full of intense red berry fruit, chocolate, earth and leather.

Palate

The palate is voluptuous and seductive, initially appearing generous and inviting before revealing the serious structure beneath. Extended maturation both in barrel and bottle before release has allowed the wine to gain some sophistication and grace from what was a very rich and robust vintage.

Vintage
2008
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Cork 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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