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2014  

2014 Reserve Merlot

N/A Campbell Mattinson from 'The Wine Front' says...

"It is though well-balanced and complex, with blond tobacco and briar herb notes flashing through black cherry, saltbush, mulberry and dried gum leaves. Oak plays a role, supportive at most, just enough to add an extra layer of positive pleasure. Tannin, ultra fine, is perfectly managed. Indeed that is the wine’s ‘thing’: balance, structure, the composure to take age with ease."

Rated: 93 points

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2011  

2011 Reserve Merlot

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Philip White - INDAILY  5 June 2014

"When it tumbles over the little waterfall of your front teeth it turns your mouth into a very dark pool of swirling mystery. Blackcurrant pressings and juniper tannins well up across the tongue and just sit there. Like for five minutes. They don’t even look at you."

Rated: 93+++ points

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2010  

2010 Reserve Merlot

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Winner - Best Merlot in 2013 Good Wine Guide

"Nick Stock - This demonstrates just how alluring and seductive great Merlot can be, offering floral perfume and pristine ripeness, something that most varietal Merlot wines struggle to achieve.  Beautiful attention to detail in the vineyard is proudly on display here."

Rated: 94 points

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2008  

2008 Reserve Merlot

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The 2010/11 Big Red Wine Book says...

“Fresh and well weighted with good balance and length. This has all the bases of a fine wine covered.  It has lovely oak treatment too – its flavours already meshing with the grape-derived notes of blackberry, plum, menthol and fragrant pipe tobacco.  It’s medium bodied with supple fine grained tannins and a kind of drawing-room charm.  It doesn’t quite fill all the corners of the mouth, but given time to mature, we reckon it will. Lovely.”

Rated: 94 points

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2007  

2007 Reserve Merlot

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Campbell Mattinson from 'The Wine Front' says...

"Great to smell, great to drink, great to contemplate what it’s going to become. It has concentration of mulberried, blackberried flavour but really that’s not its game. Its ‘thing’ is structure, a minerally strut of tannin, tobacco-like edges and perfect form in the mouth...The wine is, simply, excellent."

Rated: 94 points

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