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Goose Chase Merlot 2016 (12 x 750mL) Margaret River, WA

Goose Chase Merlot 2016 (12 x 750mL) Margaret River, WA

Lot No: 0016-2478314

The Margaret River region gets the maritime environment and cooling evening breezes off the Indian and Southern Oceans, producing some of the world’s most elegant and intense Cabernets.Sunny, warm days and low yields, uncrowded vines, happy grapes and richly flavoured, long lived wines. Wine was fermented in stainless steel vats and aged in french and american oak prior to final blending and bottling. Bright crimson purple, sweet berry flavours. (266776-4)

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Mill Road Merlot Cabernet 2014 (12 x 750mL) Hawkes Bay, NZ

Mill Road Merlot Cabernet 2014 (12 x 750mL) Hawkes Bay, NZ

Lot No: 0029-2478314

Composition

Merlot 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 42%, Cabernet Franc 6% Winemaking The grapes were harvested from the respective vineyards and transported to our Riverview winery were they were crushed to open topped stainless steel fermentation vessels and inoculated with a range of yeast strains. The ferments were pumped over several times per day until dry and then allowed from 2 to 5 days extended maceration. The wine was then pressed off the skins and some was put to barrel where it was aged for 12 months before blending with components which had been matured in stainless steel. The wine was then transported by road tanker to our Katikati winery for final blending and finishing. Bottling was in November2018. (266247-4)

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Salisbury Merlot 2017 (12 x 750mL) SEA

Lot No: 0041-2478314

Salisbury Merlot 2017 (12 x 750mL) SEAColour - Deep red in colour with a crimson hue.Aroma - Aromas of bright red cherries, plum and spice. Palate - Soft, fleshy tannins and flavours of chocolate and ripe red fruits perfectly complement a beautiful moussaka. (264168-8)

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Penthouse Merlot 2013 (12 x 750mL) Paso Robles, California

Penthouse Merlot 2013 (12 x 750mL) Paso Robles, California

Lot No: 0032-2478314

Vintage Conditions

Weather conditions were mild during summer, with a few short periods of hot weather. Generally, conditions during the majority of the ripening period were ideal, with mild day time temperatures and cold nights, all conducive to excellent flavour development and the retention of natural acidity in the fruit. A great vintage! Winemaking Picked in the cool of the morning and open top fermented. Hand plunged 3-4 times a day to extract rich colour and a complex mid-palate. Matured for 18 months in a combination of French and American oak. Penthouse Wines is a collaboration between John Crossland of the Central Coast of California, and Randal Tomich of South Australia. Their winemaking partnership is world class. All wines are made in the vineyard. Their vineyard management and vineyard construction techniques are unrivalled and employed by leading wineries such at Robert Mondavi, Silver Oak and Ta Kalon Vineyard Napa. (266642-1)

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IronBark Hill Merlot 2016 (12x 750mL), Hunter Valley, NSW

IronBark Hill Merlot 2016 (12x 750mL), Hunter Valley, NSW

Lot No: 0018-2478314

Winemaking

A fresh, vibrant and easy drinking style with fragrant aromas of mulberry, ripe plums and a complex earthy note with a hint of vanilla. A medium bodied wine, ripe fruit driven palate that is perfectly balanced with the subtle complexity of French oak. Silky soft velvety tannins provide a lingering smooth finish. Vintage notes A premium release from the highly acclaimed 2016 Hunter Valley Vintage. Following crushing and destemming, the Merlot grapes were fermented in their skins under controlled temperature conditions. After pressing, the wine is transferred into French oak barrels for maturation prior to bottling. (266954-2)

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Commissioners Block Merlot 2018 (12 x 750mL) SEA

Commissioners Block Merlot 2018 (12 x 750mL) SEA

Lot No: 0011-2478314

Viticulture

- Trained onto two wire vertical trellises with both wires mechanically pruned back to 2 buds. The canopy is managed through reduced water to restrict its vigour and increase both colour and flavour intensity. Vinification - After night harvesting the Merlot grapes were crushed into static fermenters and inoculated with AWRI yeast. Controlled fermentation occurred over six days, commencing at 24°C reducing to 20°C. Gentle Pump-overs occurred four times daily to maximise the extraction of colour whilst still retaining a soft juicy palate structure. Pump-overs were reduced to twice daily towards the end of fermentation to minimise seed tannin extraction. To avoid any harsh tannins and bitterness only free run and first pressings were used in this blend. After pressing the wines were settled before racking onto French oak for 3 months. (265704-3)

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Bodega Merlot 2017 (12 x 750mL) Margaret River, WA

Lot No: 0002-2478314

Vintage

2017 vintage started late, two to three weeks later than the preceding couple of years. The reason for this was the mild, cool spring weather experienced all across the southern part of the state. During the middle and latter part of March the South-West region including Margaret River experienced a very unusual amount of rain and very cool weather, ripening over this period was very slow. The first suggestions of worry started to appear in growers eyes. Of recent history Margaret River has experienced very dry conditions in March and early April with the season breaking mid to late April, not a problem with all the grapes picked. But this year the concern was that if the season broke in mid April all the red grapes would be still on the vine. However anyone that lived though the late April and early May in the South-West of Western Australia will testify that never had we had a better, warmer early autumn. It was simply perfect; cool crisp mornings and evenings but beautiful warm and sunny days; not too hot, textbook conditions for great ripening especially for the red varieties. Winemaking Grapes were harvested at optium ripeness. Fermentation in open topped vessels with traditional pump over cap management has produced a wine with loads of fruit flavours and soft tannins providing structure without astringency. Maturation in French oak barriques for 10 months adds further complexity and structure without dominating the fruit. (265269-1)

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Zilzie Mystery Export Merlot 2017 (6 x 750mL) SEA

Average rating 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Lot No: 0049-2478314

Winemaking

- Premium parcels of Merlot fruit were fermented in rotary and static fermenters. Followingfermentation on skins for seven to ten days, they were gently pressed. The wine was matured on French oak for 6 months before blending and bottling, the resulting wine has excellent depth of colour, richness and complexity. Vintage - The wet spring followed by a mild summer lead to a later and compressed harvest for all varieties this year. Our vineyard and winemaking teams worked tirelessly during vintage 2017 to ensureall varieties were harvested at optimal flavour development, producing elegant wines with lower alcohol levels which we are sure will delight our consumers. (264965-4)

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Primo Estate `Merlesco` Merlot 2019 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

Perfect for sharing with friends on a warm summer evening, Merlesco is a deliciously uncomplicated, juicy and fresh ‘little Merlot’. Winemaker Joe Grilli’s Italian family enjoy this style of young red lightly chilled and served alfresco over the summer.

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Smith & Hooper `Reserve` Merlot 2017 (6 x 750mL), SA.

Vintage Conditions

The growing season was one of the wettest on record, replenishing the soil moisture content and setting the vines up very well. The wet conditions were capped off by a cooler than average spring and early summer. Temperatures normalized at the start of February, with the ensuing long, cool ripening period resulting in lovely fruit flavours and natural acidity. Viticulture/ Winemaking Our Smith’s vineyard is home to some of the most exciting clones of Merlot in Australia; the Argentinean sourced 8R and Italian Q45-14. Planted in 2003 we are starting to see the fruit mature beautifully. The use of these clones combined with carefully considered viticulture and winemaking practices are the foundation of this special wine. A large portion of this wine is created by fermenting “berries in the barrel”. Three tonnes of handpicked Merlot was destemmed into French barriques without crushing the berries. Whole berry fermentation minimises the tannin extraction and creates a style of Merlot that is powerful yet generous and flavoursome without harsh tannins.Ancient and secluded, Wrattonbully is one of Australia’s most exciting viticultural discoveries of recent times. Blessed with the celebrated soil profile of terra rossa over limestone, the region is rapidly establishing a high class reputation for wines of depth and elegance. Soft, yet full of flavour, rich and elegant. Wrattonbully Merlot captivates with its flavour, intensity and opulence. Along with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot is naturally at home within this young viticultural region in South Australia’s Limestone Coast.

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Oxford Landing Merlot 2018 (12 x 750mL), SA.

Situated on the banks of the Murray River, the Oxford Landing vineyard produces grapes perfect for fresh and varietal wines. The Oxford Landing Merlot vines have been strategically planted on well drained sites to produce vines with low vigour. Careful irrigation control and management of the vineyard promotes well balanced vine canopies, thereby maximising fruit quality. Winemaking/Viticulture Fermentation was carried out in a combination of static and rotary fermenters under warm temperature conditions for a period of 6 days. This creates balance between extracting the appropriate tannins for wine structure, and retaining fruit drive and aromatics in the final blend. The wine is stored at 6°C post fermentation to retain natural colour and aromatics of the variety.Winemaker’s Comments Growing conditions remained warm and dry and along with controlled irrigation of the vines, this has allowed the healthy crop of grapes to ripen slowly and evenly. The Merlot harvest commenced in the last week of February, which is right on average, and proceeded for the next month in almost perfect conditions.

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Smith & Hooper Merlot 2017 (6 x 750mL), Wranttonbully, SA.

Smith & Hooper crafts premium wines within a philosophy naturally expressed by the unique terroir of the Wrattonbully region. Ancient geology and a moderate climate work together to create wines of finesse and distinction, with seamless flavours, exceptional palate weight and length.Wrattonbully is one of Australia’s most exciting viticultural discoveries of recent times. Blessed with thecelebrated soil profile of Terra Rossa over limestone, the region is rapidly establishing a high class reputation forwines of depth and elegance

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Round Two Merlot 2017 (12 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

Round Two Merlot 2017 (12 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

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Yellowtail Merlot 2016 (6 x 750mL), SE, AUS.
Average rating 5 out of 5 stars
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This [yellow tail] Merlot is everything a great wine should be – soft, velvety and easy to drink.

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George Wyndham `Bin 999` Merlot 2018 (6 x 750mL), SE AUS.

George Wyndham is one of the founding fathers of the Australian Wine industry having planted his first commercial vineyard in 1830 . His innovative spirit is a proud legacy that endures to this day at George Wyndham.

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Thorn-Clarke Sandpiper Merlot 2017 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

Named in honour of the remarkable migratory bird, which can be seen fossicking around the vineyard before flying to the northern hemisphere, sometimes as far as Siberia, before the chill of winter shrouds the Barossa - something of a reminder of the tenacity and commitment which is required for long term viticulture.

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Gossips Merlot 2019 (6x750mL). SA.

Gossips Merlot 2019 (6x750mL). SA. Screwcap.

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Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2014 (6 x 750mL), Piedmont, Italy.

The grapes are selected from small vineyards spread in the Barolo region. The vines are between 7 and 40 years old, planted in a clay-limestone soil. Plants are trained with guyot method, with an average density of roughly 4500 units per hectare. All the different crus are vinified and aged separately with slightly different processes to underline the singular characteristics of each parcel and terroir. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel with daily cap submersion for extraction of flavor and color.

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Thomson Estate `Robinson Road` Merlot 2017 (12x 750mL) SA
Thomson Estate `Robinson Road` Merlot 2017 (12x 750mL) SA

1838 was the year Walter Thomson, with wife Jane, arrived in Australia and established a winemaking tradition. Faithful to his approach, our estate grown parcels are carefully tended by our vignerons to create wines of greatintensity. Named after a Merlot vineyard off Robinson Road, and a path leading to a beautiful view over the vines.

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Giesen Merlot 2015 (6 x 750mL) Hawkes Bay New Zealand

Winemaking

Fruit harvested from four vineyards, picked at optimum ripeness. Short pre-ferment maceration for colour and flavour extraction followed by a five to seven day ferment period. The wine was gently pressed offf the skins 2 days after ferment was complete, then inoculated for Malolactic Fermentation. The wine was rested on oak to add broadness and body to the wine. Minimal finings were used, before a gentle filtration.

Vintage Conditions

Hawke’s Bay experienced an excellent flowering season, with only moderate frost risk to marginal vineyards. The following summer was hot and dry. Three rain events just before harvest affected the harvest minimally, as they were followed by periods of high wind to dry the conditions out. The fruit showed opulence and balance when it was picked at optimum ripeness.

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Grant Burge `Hillcot` Merlot 2017 (6 x 750mL), Barossa. SA.

Grant Burge was a pioneer of Merlot in the Barossa Valley and planted the first Barossa Merlot vineyard in the Hillcot Vineyard in 1982. When our first straight Merlot was produced, there were only two others available in Australia, and although there are more straight Merlots being produced now, Grant Burge Hillcot Merlot sits among the top-selling Merlots in its price bracket.

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Wolf Blass Yellow Label Merlot 2017 (6 x 750mL), SA.

Wolf Blass Yellow Label Merlot is a smooth red wine with dark fruit aromas of plum and cassis, a touch of oak spice, and hints of varietal leafiness. Rich flavours meld well with supple tannins in an approachable, medium-bodied palate.

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DBR Lafite Reserve Speciale Bordeaux Rouge 2017 (6 x 750mL) France
DBR Lafite Reserve Speciale Bordeaux Rouge 2017 (6 x 750mL) France

The Réserve Spéciale Bordeaux Rouge is made from a selection of wines from the best terroirs in Bordeaux. Tastings are carried out all over the Bordeaux region to find the most successful wines of the year with a view to creating blends in the tradition of the finest Bordeaux that favour balance over woodiness. The wines selected are mainly from the Entre-Deux-Mers.

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Yellowtail Merlot (12 x 750mL), SE, AUS.
Yellowtail Merlot (12 x 750mL), SE, AUS.

This [yellow tail] Merlot is everything a great wine should be – soft, velvety and easy to drink.

RRP $12.99

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Lindemans `Bin 40` Merlot 2018 (6 x 750mL), SE AUS.

Loved around the world, Lindeman’s Bin Series wines are approachable in style, consistent in quality with global appeal. Designed to be opened, enjoyed and shared time and time again, these are wines people simply love to drink.Lindeman’s most well-known range began with the iconic Lindeman’s Bin 65 Chardonnay, which was first launched in 1985 in response to the popularity of Lindeman’s approachable and fruit-driven style of wines in the northern hemisphere.Lindeman’s Bin 40 Merlot features aromas of blackberry and ripe plum with underlying spicy oak, while the palate is soft and generous with aromas and flavours of dark red berry fruit supported by textural savoury oak and silky tannins.

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Vivaldi Merlot NV (12x 750mL) SEA
Vivaldi Merlot NV (12x 750mL) SEA

Vivaldi created music for all to share and enjoy so we created a range of wines with the same ethos. Easy drinking, food friendly wines designed to be enjoyed and shared.

RRP $15.75

$7.42
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Grant Burge `5th Generation` Merlot 2017 (6 x 750mL), Barossa. SA.

The 5th Generation range honours the winemaking endeavours of Grant Burge over five generations while showcasing the exemplary fruit and unrivalled quality produced in our highly acclaimed Barossa region.

RRP $18

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Thomas Goss Merlot 2016 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

The Merlot grapes used to make this wine have been sourced from vineyards planted on the original Goss property in McLaren Vale. With dominant winter rainfall, warm, dry summers that are tempered by the proximity to the Gulf St. Vincent and low humidity, McLaren Vale has one of the most consistent climates in which to grow premium wine grapes. Due to optimal conditions during the ripening period, vintage 2016 has delivered exceptional quality and balance.

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Rawson's Retreat Merlot 2018 (6 x 750mL), SE AUS.

The Rawson’s Retreat range of wines was affectionately named after our founder’s family cottage which he built in 1845, one year after he planted his first vineyard on the property.

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Yalumba `Y Series` Merlot 2018 (12 x 750mL), SA.

At Yalumba we believe that one good wine leads to another. The Y Series was created with that belief in mind.The Y Series is a collection of iconic classics and exciting new varietals. Each authentically crafted with fruit from South Australia’s most celebrated wine regions.We look forward to sharing our love of wine with you as you explore the Y Series.

RRP $13

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Amberley Merlot 2017 (6 x 750mL), WA.

Grown under the warm Western Australian sun and cooled by local sea breezes, the Amberley vineyards produce fruit with vibrant, attractive fruit flavours expressed through our wines.

$12.99
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De Bortoli `La Bossa` Merlot 2018 (6 x 750mL), King Valley, VIC.

“La Bossa” was the affectionate nickname bestowed on Giuseppina by her husband and founder Vittorio De Bortoli. Proud, authentic, salt of the earth wines, just like the name.

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DBR Lafite Reserve Speciale Bordeaux Rouge 2017 (6 x 750mL) France

DBR Lafite Reserve Speciale Bordeaux Rouge 2017 (6 x 750mL) France

Lot No: 0003-2478167

The Réserve Spéciale Bordeaux Rouge is made from a selection of wines from the best terroirs in Bordeaux. Tastings are carried out all over the Bordeaux region to find the most successful wines of the year with a view to creating blends in the tradition of the finest Bordeaux that favour balance over woodiness. The wines selected are mainly from the Entre-Deux-Mers. (262060-3)

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Trentham Estate `Estate Grown` Merlot 2017 (12 x 750mL), NSW.

Medium bodied, dry redDeep red in colour with lifted aromas of cherry and mulberry with a hint of mocha; flavours of sweet plum and spice with subtle savoury French oak. A medium to full bodied wine with velvety tannins, long and soft with a silky smooth finish. Well matched with tomato based Italian dishes and grilled meats such as veal, pork or lamb.

RRP $18

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Golden Ball Merlot 2012 (12 x 750mL), Beechworth, VIC.

The Merlot is grown in our original vineyard. There are years when exceptions are made and a barrel maybe drawn to bottle. We began this in 2008 and have done so in 2012 and 2013. These being vintages when it warranted standing alone. Bordeaux coopered oak.

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Eagle Tower Merlot NV (12x 750mL) SEA
Eagle Tower Merlot NV (12x 750mL) SEA

Eagle Tower Merlot NV (12x 750mL) SEAEagle Tower Merlot is medium in body with dusty tannins and lots of big dark fruit flavours. It is beautifully matched with lingering aromas of ripe plumb and mulberries.

RRP $15.75

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Cuttaway Hill Merlot 2014 (12 x 750mL),

A cool primary fermentation in stainless steel on skins for 10 days followed by full malolactic fermentation in selected medium toast French and American hogsheads for 16 months. Final blending with a light fining and filtering then sterile bottled under a screwcap finish.

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Oyster Bay Merlot 2017 (6 x 750mL), Hawke's Bay, NZ.

Oyster Bay Hawke’s Bay Merlot offers the aromas and flavours of juicy black plum, bright red currants, alluring spice and a hint of vanilla.

$12.99
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Redbank `The Long Paddock` Merlot 2017 (12 x 750mL), VIC.

The rains have finally come. Months of travelling the Long Paddock, searching for feed for his animals can be put behind the farmer as he heads for home. Newly green pastures will provide much needed food for his animals. And a place to rest some weary bones. And there’s no more welcoming sight than seeing the farm gate. It’s good to be home.

$12.99
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Rosemount Diamond Merlot 2017 (6 x 750mL). AUS.

Rosemount have been apart of the Australian wine scene for over 145 years and their commitment to quality shines through in their Diamond label range.

$9.45
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