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Irvine Grand Merlot 2013

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Irvine Grand Merlot 2013

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This wine is Irvine's flagship wine. It is a year-on-year multi-award winning classic and shows their dedication to this grape variety. Drawing on their heritage as Australia’s master-Merlot-makers they have made a wine that will reward for decades to come.

Won Double Gold at the China Wine and Spirits Awards.

Varietal: Merlot

Region: Eden Valley, South Australia

Color: Ruby red with pink/maroon hues

Nose: A rich opulent nose showing layers of black cherry, spice and fruits of the forest. In the background there is some lovely mocha and a hint of earthy tobacco.

Palate: Dark rich fruits like blackberries leading to fruit cake. Subtle mint. Firm tannins to finish.

Maturation: The wine received two years in barrel, 30% new French oak and then two years in bottle before release Style: This limited release is rich and opulent in its varietal fruit expression. Approachable now yet will develop in complexity with cellaring.

Cellaring Potential: Will reward with careful cellaring through to 2032-2038

Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Merlot
Country Australia
Region Eden Valley, South Australia
Brand Irvine
Vintage 2013
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James Halliday – Estate-grown. Packaged in a Leviathan bottle with a recently inserted high-quality cork. Deeply coloured, this is a very full-bodied merlot that, within the constraints of its style, ticks all the boxes. It has length and depth, its blackcurrant/cassis fruit backed by firm tannins, and the oak has been drawn into the heart of the wine. A double-gold medal at the China Wine & Spirit Awards would mean more if it showed the year.

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In a mixed or straight case: $118.75

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