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Eagle Vale Whispering Lake Merlot

Cracka Review

Brilliant red. Velvety texture achieved from carefully chosen fine French oak. Truffles, black berries, with a hint of spice and black olive. This is a seriously savoury Merlot. Approachable now, but the structure and persistence of flavour will reward with more complexity, after careful ageing. Match with braised duck, mild cheese, or simply on its own.

Winemaker's Notes

Brilliant red. Velvety texture achieved from carefully chosen fine French oak. Truffles, black berries, with a hint of spice and black olive. This is a seriously savoury Merlot. Approachable now, but the structure and persistence of flavour will reward with more complexity, after careful ageing. Match with braised duck, mild cheese, or simply on its own.

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Eagle Vale Whispering Lake Merlot

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Ray Jordan (2005 Vintage) says
Stylish and impressive velvety smooth Merlot. It's medium bodied with some nice spicy fruit cake aromas plus more substantial black currant richness. Ripe tannins and a good fleshy palate.
Ray Jordan's 2009 WA Wine Guide
85
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Savoury olive and bramble backdrop to red fruits; fine-grained tannins, integrated oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
89
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Abundant, sweet red and black fruits yet not jammy; fine, savoury tannins add varietal character; good focus.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
90

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