Quarisa Wines Treasures Coonawarra Merlot
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- It’s not often the word Merlot is prefixed by the word Treasures, but such is John Quarisa’s belief in the variety, that he’s dedicated a label to it and sourced the best possible fruit from Coonawarra to fulfil his vision. This is all about soft fruit generosity on the palate. It shows sweet berry and plum with gentle, yielding tannins. It’s balanced and intense and partners really well with nicely charred barbecued meats, particularly ribs. 90
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Appearance: Deep crimson red
Nose: A deeply perfumed nose displaying blackcurrant and plum, complimented by vanilla and cedar aromas from oak.
Palate: The rich, rounded palate showcases vibrant plum and dark berry fruits. The finish is long with fine silky tannins adding length.
Food: Grilled duck breast with sour cherry glaze. Beef and porcini mushroom casserole.
Cellaring: This wine has the flavour, structure and balance to be enjoyed now or offers added satisfaction from further cellaring.
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says:“
Good colour; continues the pattern of excellent value for money, with the merlot flavours that are clearly enjoyed by many consumers, centring on plum rather than black olive, and fleshed out with just a touch of oak.
Best Drinking: To 2014
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says:“
Light purple-red; a light-bodied, fresh juicy style, with cherry and cassis fruit and some spice, but largely free of tannins, and just a splash of oak.Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says:“
Clean and vibrant, with red fruits and hints of plum and spice; good structure and the flavor persists well for the variety.Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008