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2006 C J Pask Declaration Merlot
6 x 750ml Bottles
Cracka ReviewMovie fans, or more likely wine nerds, might remember a film from a few years back called “Sideways” It told the story about two self-centred middle-aged men who opted for a tour of Californian wineries, rather than a traditional buck’s night. This could have been because the two leads had no other mates, but was probably because the grumpy best man Miles was a total wine geek. Miles loved most wines, but he made a bold declaration that he didn’t think much of Merlot. Clearly he hadn’t tasted the smoothly textured C J Pask Declaration Merlot which has a delicious mix of spicy plummy flavours that would even bring a smile to Miles.
Winemaker's NoteCold soaking along with a warm fermentation on skins and some barrel fermentation has produced this rich complex Merlot. Ageing in new oak with lees contact has added weight and texture to this elegant and powerful Merlot. Rigorous barrel selection has ensured only the best is represented in the wine.
Colour: Dark garnet.
Aroma: Intense plums and brambles, a touch of mocha and a spiced fruitcake character. Cedar and oak combine with a soft earthiness.
Palate: Warm and ripe, blackberry fruits. Subtle savoury notes with warming spice characters. Firm yet velvety tannins supported by mouthfilling texture and fine oak.
Oak: 18 months in new oak.
C J Pask Reviews and Accolades
Gold – Vienna International Wine Challenge 2011
Silver – Decanter World Wine Awards
Silver - WSA Wine Challenge 2010, Singapore
4 Stars - Michael Cooper – Buying Guide 2012
4 Stars – Winestate, Magazine
91 Points Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW - Robert Parker