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

Lot No: 0002-2482931

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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Swiggit Merlot 2017 (12 x 750mL) McLaren Vale, SA

Swiggit Merlot 2017 (12 x 750mL) McLaren Vale, SA

Lot No: 0065-2482931

History

Swiggit & Co. was formed by a group of winemakers who believe it’s important to make delicious wine to enjoy every day. Vintage 2017 was a late and wet vintage in McLaren Vale. Following on from a wet winter, spring and summer were hot, with late budburst. The vines ripened throughout February and harvest began in March. The vines held large canopies with average yields. Above average rainfall in winter led to elegant, refined and delicate fruit. (268368-3)

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Pirramimma Gilded Lilly Merlot 2016 (12 x 750mL), SA.

Average rating 4.4 out of 5 stars
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Lot No: 0044-2482931

The great 2016 vintage was ideal for the early ripening Merlot for this vintage we selected parcels from three growers, the fruit was picked at optimum ripeness to generate a little more flesh. (268109-2)

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Roberts Estate Merlot 2019 (12 x 750mL) SA

Lot No: 0054-2482931

Roberts Estate Merlot 2019 (12 x 750mL) SAAromas of plums, rich ripe berries and a touch of spice. These flavors lead to a soft rounded palate full of juicy red fruit and gentle tannin with savory finish. (267920-5)

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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: 0023-2482931

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. (269322-5)

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

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

Average rating 3.5 out of 5 stars
2 REVIEWS
Lot No: 0070-2482931

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. (269562-8)

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

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

Lot No: 0037-2482931

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. (268957-1)

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Commissioners Block Merlot 2018 (12 x 750mL) SEA

Commissioners Block Merlot 2018 (12 x 750mL) SEA

Lot No: 0015-2482931

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. (268502-3)

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Saltbush Merlot 2019 (12 x 750mL) SA

Lot No: 0059-2482931

In the not so distant past inland Australia once shimmered in the scorching midday sun. Vast tracts of land were covered with a sea of grey-green foliage from the many types of saltbush plants. Saltbush derives its name from the salt that the plant retains in its leaves. Much of that land is now cleared for agricultural and horticulture including vineyards.The beauty of saltbush is that the plant is incredibly salt tolerant. They live for years and survive through all seasons throughout the year and it doesn't matter whether you get 50 points of rain in January or July, they will thrive.Herds of wild herbivores would move into a stand of saltbush and defoliate the plants as they consumed the leaves, then they moved on. In more recent times saltbush sustained the herds of introduced cattle and sheep in particular. The sheep has become an Australian icon and indeed the country, for a time, rode on the sheep’s back. Images spring to mind of Australia’s historic pastoral characters such as “Saltbush Bill” come into mind and the legend of Sir Sydney Kidman. (267920-10)

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Salisbury Merlot 2018 (12 x 750mL) SEA

Salisbury Merlot 2018 (12 x 750mL) SEA

Lot No: 0058-2482931

Salisbury Merlot 2018 (12 x 750mL) SEAColourDeep red in colour with a crimson hue.AromaAromas of bright red cherries, plum and spice. PalateSoft, fleshy tannins and flavours of chocolate and ripe red fruits perfectly complement a beautiful moussaka. (270195-13)

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Pirramimma Eight Carat Merlot 2015 (12 x 750mL) SA

Lot No: 0040-2482931

The exceptionally cool 2015 vintage conditions ensured optimum fruit for this spicy Merlot, we selected parcels of fruit from our Canine and Bond vineyards in McLaren Vale, as well as Blewitt Springs and a cool climate Adelaide Hills vineyard near Kuitpo. (267645-2)

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Salisbury Merlot 2017 (12 x 750mL) SEA

Lot No: 0057-2482931

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. (268502-7)

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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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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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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.

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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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Smith & Hooper Merlot 2018 (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
1 REVIEW

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

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McWilliams Inheritance Merlot 2019 (12x 750mL) SEA.

McWilliams Inheritance Merlot 2019 (12x 750mL) SEA.

Lot No: 0015-2482976

WINERY INFORMATION With over 140 years of experience in winemaking and viticulture, McWilliams is a world-renowned brand crafting iconic and bestselling wines. Wine pioneer Samuel McWilliam arrived in Melbourne in the year 1857. He planted his first wines on the outskirts of Corowa in New South Wales in 1877, and gave birth to the legendary McWilliams wine brand. (269794-5)

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McWilliams Hanwood Estate Merlot 2018 (6 x 750mL) SEA.

McWilliams Hanwood Estate Merlot 2018 (6 x 750mL) SEA.

Lot No: 0010-2482976

McWilliams Hanwood Estate Merlot 2018 (6 x 750mL) SEA. Screwcap Closure (269567-3)

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Grant Burge `Hillcot` Merlot 2017 (6 x 750mL), Barossa. SA.
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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Roberts Estate Merlot 2019 (12 x 750mL) SA

Roberts Estate Merlot 2019 (12 x 750mL) SAAromas of plums, rich ripe berries and a touch of spice. These flavors lead to a soft rounded palate full of juicy red fruit and gentle tannin with savory finish.

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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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Thomson Estate Robinson Road Merlot 2017 (12 x 750mL) SA
Thomson Estate Robinson Road Merlot 2017 (12 x 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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Jacobs Creek Classic Merlot 2019 (12 x 750mL), SE AUS.

Velvety and spicy with red currant, black cherry, and fresh mulberry.

RRP $10

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Saltbush Merlot 2019 (12 x 750mL) SA

In the not so distant past inland Australia once shimmered in the scorching midday sun. Vast tracts of land were covered with a sea of grey-green foliage from the many types of saltbush plants. Saltbush derives its name from the salt that the plant retains in its leaves. Much of that land is now cleared for agricultural and horticulture including vineyards.The beauty of saltbush is that the plant is incredibly salt tolerant. They live for years and survive through all seasons throughout the year and it doesn't matter whether you get 50 points of rain in January or July, they will thrive.Herds of wild herbivores would move into a stand of saltbush and defoliate the plants as they consumed the leaves, then they moved on. In more recent times saltbush sustained the herds of introduced cattle and sheep in particular. The sheep has become an Australian icon and indeed the country, for a time, rode on the sheep’s back. Images spring to mind of Australia’s historic pastoral characters such as “Saltbush Bill” come into mind and the legend of Sir Sydney Kidman.

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Norfolk Rise Merlot 2017 (12 x 750mL), Mt Benson, SA.
Norfolk Rise Merlot 2017 (12 x 750mL), Mt Benson, SA.

Situated in the heart of Mount Benson on Limestone Coast Road, our Norfolk Rise Vineyard is planted on 180 hectares of undulating coastal hills. Within 5kms of the ocean at 37 degrees south of the equator and subject to approximately 660mm of rain per annum, our seven planted varieties are significantly influenced by the cooling sea breezes of the Southern Ocean and it’s associated climate.Completely surrounding our winemaking facility, our vineyards have been uncompromisingly planted to specifically suit each individual variety. Planted on our highest ridge, and dissecting the Vineyard, the defining visual impact of our Estate is 100 Norfolk Island Pines planted along a 500-metre ridge. Native to Australia, the Norfolk Island Pine (Araucaria heterophylla) grows to over 200 feet in height providing an impressive and dominating influence over the surrounding landscape.

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Pirramimma Eight Carat Merlot 2015 (12 x 750mL) SA

The exceptionally cool 2015 vintage conditions ensured optimum fruit for this spicy Merlot, we selected parcels of fruit from our Canine and Bond vineyards in McLaren Vale, as well as Blewitt Springs and a cool climate Adelaide Hills vineyard near Kuitpo.

RRP $20

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Deakin Estate Merlot 2019 (12 x 750mL), VIC.
Deakin Estate Merlot 2019 (12 x 750mL), VIC.

Deakin Estate varietal wines are crafted from family owned, estate grown vineyards that lie in the Murray Darling region of north west Victoria, Australia. Here, the mighty Murray River weaves across the land, bringing life to the region and to our vines. Rich, fertile soils and a warm, sunny climate create a perfect environment for growing quality fruit to make these delicious wines.

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Gossips Merlot 2019 (6x750mL). SA.

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

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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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Angullong A Merlot 2016 (12x 750mL). Orange, NSW
Angullong A Merlot 2016 (12x 750mL). Orange, NSW

The Angullong Merlot is generous with redcurrant and mulberry flavours. The oak maturation adds complexity and structure and the dusty tannins make it a great accompaniment to roast meats or mature cheeses. This is a wine to enjoy now or cellar up to around 2021.

RRP $22

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Giesen `Bay & Barnes Block` Merlot 2018 (6 x 750mL), East Coast, NZ.

The Bay and Barnes brand has it's origins in Marlborough, named after the Bay block and the Barnes block. Produced and bottled by Lofthouse vineyards.

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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.

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

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.

RRP $27

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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.

RRP $20

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Giesen Merlot 2018 (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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Sixty Spokes Merlot 2015 (12 x 750mL) Orange, NSW

Each Sixty Spokes wine draws its sophistication from the complex fruit flavours generated by the cool climate growing conditions. Made from low yielding grapevines grown in our ancient volcanic soils at an elevation of 550 metres in the rolling hills of the Central Ranges of New South Wales. This elevation and the long cool ripening period produce wines with complexity, elegance and finesse. Due to our cool climate winemaking the Sixty Spokes wines make the perfect food match.

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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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