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Saturday, 8 September 2018

Shaw Vineyard Estate Merlot 2014

Merlot in Australia can show its true colours and intent just on aroma alone, in my less than humble. 

Here: Olive skin, a hint of tobacco and - somewhat unusually - cocoa/coffee grounds. 

Medium bodied, freshening acidity and fine tannin. Well made Merlot, all too rare in Australia - but that position is improving as winemaker's get a handle on the variety and clonal selection gets better. 

Hints of oak reveal a hand. A pleasurable and enjoyable drink 90

Tasted on: Friday 31st August, a Leaf to Fruit day 
Source: Sample
Price: $28
Alcohol: 14%
Closure: Screw

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