2010 Norfolk Rise Vineyard Merlot
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- If you want a guaranteed crowd-pleasingg wine then the Norfolk Rise Merlot is going top kick goals every time. It’s a wine you don’t need to question, it just delivers medium bodied class in the glass every time. It’s elegantly framed by cherry, chocolate and hints of vanilla that follow onto the generous palate that shows good length and soft tannins. This wine tastes alarmingly good with barbecued lamb chops. 90
Appearance: Medium crimson red.
Nose: Fragrant violets, sweet cherries, dark chocolate, a hint of dried herbs and lightly spiced cedar.
Palate: Cherry, plum and forest fruit flavours balanced by chocolate and vanilla oak notes, finishing with good length and soft fine tannins.
Food: Grilled lamb chops, rabbit casserole, mushroom ravioli, roast veal, wood fired pizza.
James Halliday says:“
Bright crimson-purple; a fresh, bright and juicy merlot, with redcurrant fruit to the fore on a supple, medium-bodied palate, tannins appearing on the finish in convincing manner. Bargain.
Best Drinking: 2020James Halliday's top value wines $20 & under93
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says:“
light colour; has clear varietal expression with cassis/red fruits offset by fresh acidity; good balance and length to a light-bodied wine.Australian Wine Companion 2011 201088
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says:“
Light colour and body, but in an almost Burgundian fashion; has surprising flavour and movement on the palate and finish. At its best now.Australian Wine Companion 2010 200988