Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Tarrawarra K Block Merlot 2013

I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a Merlot so much. Often a much maligned variety when on its own, this will sure find a few new friends out there.

The fruit comes off Pinot vines planted in 1989 which were grafted over to Merlot in 2006. The finished wine was matured in 500L puncheons for twenty months.

Dense and generous plummy fruit. There's a genuine wholesome appeal here. It just sits on the mid palate almost protesting to leave. Some pan juices and a little smidge of oak sweetness lies beneath. Some dark chocolate too. Seriously delicious wine this with a touch of cedar and vanilla sweeping through at the death. Yes please!

Find something homely and slow cooked for this.

Medium term cellaring.

Very good+

Region: Yarra Valley
RRP: $35
Source: Sample

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