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Geoff Merrill Wickham Park Merlot

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What do you look for in a red wine? Opulent fruit, soft mouthfeel, generous flavour? Well, if you answered yes to those three categories then this Merlot is the wine for you. It’s made by one of the most awarded winemakers in McLaren Vale and begs to be poured at your next barbecue. It’s got aromas of fruit cake, plum and mulberry with spice and chocolate aiding complexity. A nicely structured palate is full of luscious fruit weight before a surprisingly long finish.

Winemaker's Notes

The colour is a dark red with brick red hues. The aroma is a complex blend of interesting characters such as mulberry, blackberry, rhubarb, fruit cake and earthiness with some hints of leather and meatiness thanks to some time in oak and bottle prior to release. The palate is quite tightly structured and shows some great fleshy fruit on the mid palate. Flavours of red berry fruits, rhubarb pie and nutty, cedary oak fill the mouth which tapers gently to a long clean finish.

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Geoff Merrill Wickham Park Merlot

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James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A little lean, but showing true varietal character of black olive and dark fruits; the palate is quite dry and firm on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
89
WINESTATE (2005 Vintage) says
Winestate 20082009
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Shows the vintage to good advantage; medium-bodied, with harmonious olive/earth/red berry flavours seamlessly woven with oak and soft tannins. Surprise packet.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
93
WINESTATE (2004 Vintage) says
Asparagus and herbs on the nose and sweet fruit/oak on the nicely textured palate, with good tannic spine.
Winestate 20082009
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Light- to medium-bodied; strongly varietal cassis, blackcurrant and black olive fruit, with a little regional dusting of spice and chocolate.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
89
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; a clean, smooth, fruit-driven bouquet with moderately ripe fruit showing some spicy varietal character. The same flavours come together well on the palate, the slightly dusty/woodsy characters towards the finish falling within varietal expectation.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
85
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Light to medium red-purple; light leafy berry aromas are accompanied by some earthy notes and subtle oak on the bouquet. The palate is similar, not rich, but does have the supple, soft tannins appropriate for Merlot structure.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
83

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