2016 Redbank The Long Paddock Merlot
Cracka Value Rating
RRP $14.99 per bottle
Our Price $13.99
$167.88 (12 x 750ml)
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
Clean, vibrant red berry style with savoury tannins to balance it. 5+WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011
The Hill Smith family's King Valley label Redbank gives us a soft, round and easy-drinking merlot highlighting red cherry and plum flavours.Quaff 2009 2008
Nose is a concoction of spices, anise, cedar and mint, and palate is long, lightweight and youthful. 5+Winestate 20082009
The rains have finally come. Months of travelling the Long Paddock, searching for feed for his animals can be put behind the farmer as he heads for home. Newly green pastures will provide much needed food for his animals. And a place to rest some weary bones.
And there’s no more welcoming sight than seeing the farm gate. It’s good to be home.
Tasting Note: Medium depth magenta with carmine red tints. Alluring fruit aromas of red plum and blueberries with underlying notes of star anise and warm spice. The palate shows generous fruit flavours of dark cherry and plum. The mid palate generosity is enhanced by a dash of Sangiovese, which adds a touch of tradition and a rustic, savoury edge to the finish. Ready to drink now or cellar over the next 2 years. Enjoy with a slow cooked beef ragu on a bed of creamy mash or zucchini and eggplant ratatouille.
Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians.