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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Mount Avoca Estate Range Merlot 2015

"Sourced from 21 years old vines planted rocky loam soils, located on the Central eastern slopes of the Pyrenees ranges at 280 metres. The grapes were handpicked in early-April, crushed, de-stemmed and pressed into stainless tank. Fermentation took place over 19 days with selected yeast, after this the wine was transferred into French oak barrels (four years old). The wine was kept on lees contact for a further four months. Finally, after six months the wine was racked, stabilised and prepared for bottling."

Oak, coffee and mocha more in the mix than fruit - yet it’s there, in the background and seeking to set out it’s stall.

Shows its hand on the palate, where it comes across with a little savoury and tart bent. Smooth, supple, but lacking vitality and varietal composition for mine. 87

Tasted on: Friday 9th December,a Leaf Day
Source: Sample
Price: $37.50
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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