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Bellarine Estate Julian's Merlot

Cracka Review

This wine is a dark blood red in colour. The aroma consists of plums, blackberries and brandied raisons with some spice and cinnamon toasted marshmallow characters. The palate is rich and mouth filling with a generosity of red and black baked fruits, vibrant spice and creamy oak characters, balanced with fine chalky tannins. Age for 4-6 years for some real brandied complexity to develop or consume now with Nanna’s roast beef and Yorkshire pudding.

Winemaker's Notes

This wine is a dark blood red in colour. The aroma consists of plums, blackberries and brandied raisons with some spice and cinnamon toasted marshmallow characters. The palate is rich and mouth filling with a generosity of red and black baked fruits, vibrant spice and creamy oak characters, balanced with fine chalky tannins. Age for 4-6 years for some real brandied complexity to develop or consume now with Nanna’s roast beef and Yorkshire pudding.

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Bellarine Estate Julian's Merlot

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Shows yet again the remarkable consistency of the Bellarine Estate house style, with emphatic, bright cassis/redcurrant fruit and a punchy finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
90
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Light, clear colour; a mix of savoury and small sweet berry flavours, with more punch than the colour suggests
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
87
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Light-bodied; supple cedar, leaf, spice and berry; super-fine tannins, gentle oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
88
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Aromatic and tangy; light to medium-bodied but intense; lingering red berry and olive finish; clear varietal character.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
89

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