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Hardys Nottage Hill Merlot

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Hardys Nottage Hill Merlot

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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
A surprise package for Í11 merlot at such a low price. With a bouquet of violet perfume and a palate of blackcurrants and blackberries, thereÍs no mistaking its varietal credentials. Soft, supple tannins support a fruit-focused finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
Peter Forrestal (2007 Vintage) says
This Riverland merlot is an easy-drinking style and all the more appealing as a result. It is soft, round and silkily fleshy, has dark plum and blackberry flavours and ripe, fine, balanced tannins
Quaff 2010 2009
WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Winestate 20082009
Peter Forrestal (2006 Vintage) says
Another of a good crop of reds from Constellation's Nottage Hill team. This is soft, round and smooth with ripe, sweet fruit and good balance. Impressive, and a bargain.
Quaff 2009 2008
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2000 Vintage) says
BRL Hardys senior red winemaker, Stephen Pannell, has stopped us in our tracks with the quality of this Nottage Hill Merlot. He's sourced fruit from Sunraysia in New South Wales and South Australia's Riverland (which we'd expect) but managed to wangle some grapes from Australia's best merlot region, Coonawarra, and Padthaway (which we didn't expect). The result is a merlot that has more richness and concentration than we believe the punter has a right to expect at this price point. It has dark cherry and dark plum flavours, which are given a touch of complexity by some savoury oak— the texture has the fleshiness that you seek but don't often find under $10. A bargain.
Quaff 2002 2001

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