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Irvine Grand Merlot 2017

Special Price $140.00 Regular Price $150.00
Aussie Merlot doesn’t get more complex or highly awarded than Irvine’s Grand Merlot, twice recipient of the best Merlot in the world award. Recent releases are even better structured and more lively and we are confident will improve for 10 years plus. The 2017 retains the power and complexity of previous editions and offers plum, blueberries, fig, five spice and dark chocolate. Decant for several hours before drinking.
Irvine Grand Merlot
Wine Specs
Variety
Merlot
Vintage
2017
Winery
Winemaker
Peter Miles
Body
Full
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2032
Bling
95pts Sam Kim
Alcohol %
13.7
Closure
Cork
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No

Australia’s only Merlot specialist, Irvine has been twice the recipient of the Best Merlot in the World award and on many occasions been the runner up. At one such judging it Irvine’s Grand Merlot beat Chateau Petrus, which commands a price tag in Aus of between $1000 and $6000 per bottle depending on the vintage.

Eden Valley, SA

Region

Eden Valley, SA

Adjacent to the eastern edge of the Barossa Valley, Eden Valley is not actually a valley. ...
Adjacent to the eastern edge of the Barossa Valley, Eden Valley is not actually a valley. Allegedly, early settlers found the word "Eden" scratched into a tree and named the town Eden Valley. What we do know is that it produces fantastic riesling and chardonnay, having a cooler, higher-altitude climate than the Barossa. Reds of great merit come from here as well, with producers like Henschke dazzling tasters worldwide. Soil is dry and sandy, laying across windswept hills. A bit of a challenge for growers, with vineyards scattered throughout the region to take advantage of winter rainfall and the cooler temperatures. Altitude is 400-600 metres above ... Read Full Article
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Merlot – the ducks nuts or just plain old bollocks?

Variety

Merlot – the ducks nuts or just plain old bollocks?

Quite unlike like Miles Raymond in the awesome film ‘Sideways’ … if any ...
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! Merlot doesn’t get much love here in Australia – variously accused of being thin and reedy (region too cold) or soft and fat (region too warm) but rarely awesome, refined, structured or fruit intense. Much of the blame for Aussie Merlot being ‘crap’ has been ascribed to our clonal selections of Merlot – the most widely planted being D3V14, sourced from UC Davis in California in the mid 60s. It can make superb wine but it needs to be planted in the r ... Read Full Article
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Merlot – the ducks nuts or just plain old bollocks?
Merlot – the ducks nuts or just plain old bollocks?

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!

Merlot doesn’t get much love here in Australia – variously accused of being thin and reedy (region too cold) or soft and fat (region too warm) but rarely awesome, refined, structured or fruit intense. Much of the blame for Aussie Merlot being ‘crap’ has been ascribed to our clonal selections of Merlot – the most widely planted being D3V14, sourced from UC Davis in California in the mid 60s. It can make superb wine but it needs to be planted in the right sites and requires a lot of work in the vineyard to produce quality fruit. Historically most Aussie producers simply haven’t treated Merlot with that level of care. ‘Proper’ varieties, like Pinot, Shiraz, Cabernet etc have more time and money spent on them in the vineyard and winery because they yield a better return

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Eden Valley, SA
Eden Valley, SA
Adjacent to the eastern edge of the Barossa Valley, Eden Valley is not actually a valley. Allegedly, early settlers found the word "Eden" scratched into a tree and named the town Eden Valley. What we do know is that it produces fantastic riesling and chardonnay, having a cooler, higher-altitude climate than the Barossa. Reds of great merit come from here as well, with producers like Henschke dazzling tasters worldwide. Soil is dry and sandy, laying across windswept hills. A bit of a challenge for growers, with vineyards scattered throughout the region to take advantage of winter rainfall and the cooler temperatures. Altitude is 400-600 metres above sea level, providing cool nights and long warm days for growing season. Perfect for thin-skinned whites like rieslings, which benefit from lots of sunshine and cooler nights, but are susceptible to mould if the ground is damp at harvest time.

History

The township was founded in 1864 by William Lillecrapp (no snickering back there!).
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