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Capel Vale Howecroft Merlot

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Capel Vale Howecroft Merlot

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James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Supple, smooth, rich and satiny blackcurrant and black olive fruit; fine support tannins; long finish. Subtle French oak. Deserves a better cork.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
94
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
A classy wine from start to finish; savoury dark fruits; fine-grained, lingering tannins; velvet glove stuff.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
94
Jeremy Oliver (2001 Vintage) says
Big, gritty, oaky merlot with a herbal and varnishy aroma of gamey dark plums, prunes and currants. Richly proportioned, rustic and meaty, it's very firm and thickly coated with oak.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
84
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Cedary, sexy oak handling; good texture and balance; twists of earth and berry.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
89
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; the bouquet has a subtle mix of savoury fruit and cedary oak, with some spicy notes; the palate has clearly pronounced varietal flavour; persistent but fine tannins will reward patience. From a single vineyard in the Geographe region.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
93
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; a complex bouquet with fine cedary/savoury overtones, then a palate with dark berry fruit, cedary oak and fine tannins, the varietal character of merlot coming through more in terms of structure than flavour, but a good wine nonetheless.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
89
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; a concentrated, smooth bouquet with a mix of berry, cedar and cigar box aromas flows into a smooth, harmonious palate with excellent overall balance and integration of fruit, oak and tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
91

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