Irvine Grand Merlot 2013
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.
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
|Region||Eden Valley, South Australia|
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.
In a mixed or straight case: $118.75
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