Geoff Merrill `Henley` Shiraz 2006 (3 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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RRP $185

$135 per Bottle
$405 per pack

Overview

Henley is a strict barrel selection of our best of vintage McLaren Vale Shiraz and is named in honour of Geoff’s Grandfather, who passed away at the ripe old age of 102. This wine is the best of the best of our McLaren Vale Shiraz and only 10 barrel of the Vintage are set aside for Henley.

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

Expert Reviews

Gold & 95 Points - James Halliday, Published 02 August, 2016

You can easily drink this now but the rip of integrated tannin has it set for a long future. It's awash with complex spice and leather characters, yet forceful through the finish. Licorice, tobacco and dark chocolate notes continue the developed-but-youthful theme. Sweeter citrus candy flavours complete an exotic picture.

Winery Tasting Notes

VINTAGE INFORMATION

The 2006 Vintage overall was quite good. It was set up well early on with good winter and spring rains. This provided good grapevine canopies ideal for quality ripening. The weather dried up at the right time, and warmed up considerably bringing many varieties to ripeness almost simultaneously resulting in a very hectic few weeks.

WINEMAKERS NOTES

There's a real freshness to the aroma upon opening, which becomes more and more sophisticated with every minute in the glass. Black pepper, herbs, clove and stewed plums come forward, then they make way for the complex characters that only come with age. dark soy, leather, chocolate and roast beef gravy. The palate is tight, fresh and sprightly. It shows spice, developed berry fruits, chocolate and savoury meats with hits of earth and coffee. There's fresh, clean acidity on the finish giving the wine a youthful brightness that will live on for quite a few more years in the cellar.

Vintage
2006
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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