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2009 Merops Wines Ornatus Cabernet Blend
12 x 750ml Bottles
Cracka ReviewMerops Ornatus is the scientific name of the rainbow bird, the rather attractive specimen on the front of the Merops label. The wine too is an offbeat blend that couples together a whole raft of varieties to make an intriguing savoury wine of some style. The key to the appeal of this red though is all about the fine (certified organic) grapes at the core, proving once again that it's all made in the vineyard.
Winemaker's NoteEstate grown organic grapes and traditional winemaking blending 5% Shiraz, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc and 55% Merlot aged in French Oak has produced a complex medium to full bodied wine with smooth texture. Bouquet: Complex mulberry, violets, leather, graphite. Palate: Rich, blackcurrants, grainy tannins some herbal elements, balanced and long.