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2015 Norfolk Rise Vineyard Merlot

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

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.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance
Medium crimson red.

Aroma
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 Matching
Grilled lamb chops, rabbit casserole, mushroom ravioli, roast veal, wood fired pizza.

Alc/Vol: 14.0%

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2015 Norfolk Rise Vineyard Merlot

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2010 Vintage) 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.
2020
James Halliday's top value wines $20 & under
93
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 2010
88
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 2009
88

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