|Region||Adelaide Hills, SA|
|Winery||Bird in Hand|
|Winemaker||Andrew Nugent and Kym Milne MW|
|Bling||92pts Kim Brebach|
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Serious Merlot, nothing soft or flabby about it.
Bird in Hand Merlot 2016 – Serious Merlot, nothing soft or flabby about it. Blue fruits, not plums. It means business, Pomerol clearly in the winemaker’s sights. The wine is firm, dark and dense, it has depth and structure, but it lacks seductive Merlot fruit. 92 points.
Quite unlike like Miles Raymond in the awesome film ‘Sideways’ … if anyone orders Merlot, I’m staying. I am very happy to drink f%^&ing Merlot!...
Considerably cooler than the surrounding plains, the hills are washed in rain during winter months, and the peaks wrapped in fog. It is considered a high rainfall region compared to other Australian regions, but outside of winter the climate is warm and dry. Night time temperatures are the feature – notably cooler than the day when the sun sets....
Having grown up next door to Penfold's Magill vineyards, then spending his formative years in McLaren Vale (they make a few good wines down there, you may have heard), Andrew Nugent was very ready to break exciting new ground in the Adelaide Hills when he planted vines in 1997. His skills as a viticulturalist, vineyard manager and winemaker may have been honed in McLaren Vale, but were realised at Bird in Hand. In his words: "We live and ...
The grapes developed and with the introduction of Bird in Hand wine, the family is now nationally and internationally recognised as producing and distributing South Australia’s finest wine, olives and oil. As at July 2004, the barrel and tank wine storage facility was completed. In January 2005 the Bird in Hand Winery opened the doors of its tasting room to the public. The cellar door is open daily. Visitors can sample international acclaimed w...