Geoff Merrill `Wickham Park` Merlot 2012 (12 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
$19.99 per Bottle
$239.88 per case

Overview

More vigorous canopy growth during bud development in 2011, ensured fewer bunches per vine and lighter bunch weights for the 2012 vintage effectively dropping yield rates 35 - 50%. For the most part, growing conditions were optimal right through the growing season with a few temperature and rainfall events which caused some anxiety. Immediately following the high temperatures was some cool weather and a large rain event which slowed down ripening and allowed the vintage to progress at a good rate.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The colour is a very dark red with great depth and vibrancy.

Aroma

The intense aroma sits well above the glass, displaying the fruit concentration of this terrific McLaren Vale vintage. Blackberry, cinnamon, earth, fruitcake and violets spring to the fore, blended with cedary oak, vanilla and chocolate.

Palate

The palate is powerfully structured belying its age, keeping the distinctive fruit in check. Although released as a mature wine, time will bring out the best in this amazing McLaren Vale Merlot from the most intense vintage of recent times.

Food Matching

“Enjoy with hearty Italian dishes such as Puttanesca, fresh pesto gnocchi and rosemary lamb.”

Vintage
2012
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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