Philip Shaw The Conductor Merlot 2017 (12x 750ml), Orange NSW. Screwcap

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$251.88 per case
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The Conductor has lifted aromas of ripe red plums and cherries with underlying earthy savouriness and vanilla. The palate is smooth with gentle fruit tannins and poised acidity. A medium bodied wine with elegant structure and purity of fruit.

NSW - Orange
New South Wales

Expert Reviews

Rated 91 points, Ned Goodwin

Perfectly decent merlot, here. A plummy choir to a chorus of dried tobacco, herbs, violet and oak supports. Flavourful and hitting all the right notes for the price-point. Juicy and round, with a gentle grippiness.

Winery Tasting Notes

The Conductor is a succulent and savoury merlot. The wines shows fleshy red berry fruits with notes of mushroom and dried herbs. It is medium bodied wine with fine savoury tannins.

Merlot is well suited to the cool climate conditions of the Orange region, producing consistent crops of high quality fruit from the Koomooloo vineyard. The Conductor wears a medium colour with bright red hue and smells of rich clear berry fruits. Aromatics are complex and layered with strong varietal character with just a hint of vanilla from aged barrels.This 100% merlot is mouth filling and bright supported by fine tannins

NSW - Orange
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The purchase of the Koomooloo property in 1989 marked the start of an adventure and a dream realised for Philip Shaw. Much study and planning had gone into finding this site, one that was ideal for making an elegant, bright, intense wines, with its high altitude, cool climate and aspects to the North, South and East. At nearly 900m altitude, Koomooloo is one of the higher planted vineyards in Australia. The vineyard’s soil is an interesting mix of topsoil wind blown from central Australia, reputed to be some of the oldest on the planet, and volcanic red sub soil set over deep limestone. Now 20 years on, Koomooloo has 47 hectares of vines planted, all vertically trained on a single cordon. The vines are hand-pruned, shoot thinned, bunch thinned prior to veriasion to achieve the desired low crops. Fruit is hand picked at relatively low sugar levels but exhibiting bright intense fruit characters with a clearly defined varietal character. Whole bunches travel down a sorting table with 4 people on either side removing green or damaged berries, only clean fruit remains. “A great wine is a marriage between the vineyard and the winemaker. Our wines have strong, bright elegant varietal fruit character aiming for subtle rather than ripe fruit character that ages extremely well.” Philip Shaw.

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