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Brand's Laira Two Rows Merlot

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Brand's Laira Two Rows Merlot

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James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
89
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
92
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
A soft upfront take on the variety. Black currant berry fruit with a rich immediate fruit driven palate in 2008.
Rob Geddes MW
86
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Very ripe and overcooked, this jammy and currant-like merlot marries genuine regional varietal characters of mulberries, plums and dark cherries with meaty, animal hide aspects. Initially rich and forward, supported by fine tannins, it thins out towards a gentle, almost dilute finish. At 15% alcohol, it would have appreciated an earlier harvest.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
87
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
87
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
A rustic, earlier-drinking merlot whose cedary bouquet of dark plums and berries, chocolate and cedar overlies a gamey, autumnal note of decaying leaves. Medium to full-bodied, its expression of plum/berry fruit reveals herbal undertones and a meaty aspect. While its tannins are still firm and chalky, it's already drinking rather mature.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
88
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
Interestingly, this won gold in the Queensland Wine Show and bronze in Sydney, which says something about the personality of both. Plenty of oak here - quite an old-fashioned style -there are plum, mulberry and blueberry fruits, some regional mint and hints of leafy bracken. The palate's framed in pithy timber, with plum and dark choc-coated berries. Chewy -needs a steak!
The Good Wine Guide 2011
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
A soft upfront take on the variety. Black currant berry fruit with a rich immediate fruit driven palate in 2008.
Rob Geddes MW
86
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2006 Vintage) says
Its a serious, grunty merlot _ theres nothing picnicky about this one - but it has lots of elegant drinkability too. Beer companies talk about 'sessionability' in their beers, and you could have a lengthy session with this wine. It tastes of mulberries, plums and musky oak but mostly it just tastes real good. Shop around and see if you can find this at a good price - then snap it up.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
91
Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says
A soft upfront take on the variety.
Rob Geddes MW
85
Rob Geddes MW (2004 Vintage) says
A soft upfront take on the variety.
Rob Geddes MW
83
Rob Geddes MW says
Rob Geddes MW

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