Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Ridgemill Estate Merlot 2013

Merlot is a much maligned variety but Peter McGlashan seems to be making it a strength in his range.


There's a bit of personality here - yeah I know. Merlot with personality. Who would've thought?

A good vibe in the glass. Take a whiff and think bark and railway sleepers. Dark plummy fruit is flanked by some minerality. Chip away a little more and uncover cherry ripe and red currant goodness. Firm through the middle, chalky tannins to finish which are drying but have a plump feel. Interesting.

A glass or two would go down the hatch easy.

Drink now to ten years easy.

91/100

Region: Granite Belt
RRP: $30
Source: Sample

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