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Heggies Merlot

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Heggies Merlot

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Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Sweetly oaked and slightly jammy, with a baked and rather meaty bouquet of plums, dark cherries and prunes lifted by cedary oaky notes.Intially sumptuous and richly fruited, its juicy flavours of plums, prunes and dark cherries thin out in the mid palate, finishing without much length and depth.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
86
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Minty, meaty, wild and floral, this rather cooked and a jammy merlot reveals some stewed and under-ripened influences. It tends to lack much fruit sweetness, with a menthol-like palate that finishes without much length of genuine depth of flavour.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
83
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
A plump, generous but tightly structured merlot whose fresh, dusty bouquet of dark plums, black cherries, violets and cedar/vanilla oak reveals meaty and slightly herbal undertones. It's long, finely integrated and generous, with a vibrant, juicy presence of brambly fruit underpinned by fine, elegant tannins and sweet oak, before finishing with lingering cherry, berry-like flavours backed by nuances of cloves and dried herbs.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
93
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
A fragrant, gently spicy bouquet, then a neatly balanced palate with offsetting red berry fruits and a hint of forest and olive; exact varietal expression.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
90
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Strong cedar aromas, with redcurrant and a little toasty oak; medium-bodied fine and fresh; lacks complexity and a little stuffing.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
87
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
Scented with sweet red cherries, red flowers, mulberries, dried herbs and dusty vanilla oak, this supple, elegant young merlot has a touch of class and polish. Supported by a firm but pliant, powdery chassis, its delicate cherry/berry/plum fruit and restrained oak knit with harmony and focus. It has genuine structure and intensity, and is likely to flesh out well.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
93
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Framed by firmish, powdery tannins and supported by plenty of assertive vanilla oak, this rather meaty and herbaceous merlot lacks genuine length and ripeness, finishing rather dilute and lacking in intensity. Its cherry/plum fruit overlies evident herbaceous and menthol characters.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
83
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
A finely balanced, lightly herbal merlot whose floral aromas of sweet black and red cherries and cedar/vanilla oak are pristine and perfumed. Silky-smooth, its moderately rich palate of confiture-like fruit and well-handed chocolate/ cedary oak is framed by a competent structure of slightly greenish tannins and acids, finishing with nuances of mint and menthol.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
89
Jeremy Oliver (2001 Vintage) says
A very good merlot with pure, intense varietal qualities plus a fine-grained and supple elegance rare in this country. Its lightly herbal aromas of dark cherries, violets and restrained cedar/vanilla oak reveal a hint of tobacco, while its smooth and silky palate presents a sweet core of pristine merlot flavour. Fruit oak and tannins are tightly knit and harmonious, and the palate offers genuine persistence.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
93
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Good varietal character and structure; olive, blackberry and spice are on the austere side, but are convincing and stylish.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
87
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; the bouquet is complex, with distinctly savoury/earthy/olivaceous varietal fruit aromas. The powerful palate continues a long line of quality Merlots from Heggies, even if it is just a little short on finesse.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
90
James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; cedary/earthy/leafy/savoury aromas intermingle with sweet berry fruit on the bouquet. The palate has plenty of weight and depth, coruscating with savoury/chocolate characters on the one hand and spicy/leafy notes on the other.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
88
James Halliday (1995 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; the bouquet is soft, with an attractive mix of earthy berry fruit and gentle oak. The palate is essentially savoury, with good flavour and texture, finishing with lingering, fine tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
86

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