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2009 Patina Merlot

$35.00

Tasting Note

96 Points, “…Indeed, this is a delicious wine, full-bodied, with remarkable strength and structure for a pure merlot, the tannins still doing their supportive job and the flavours totally satisfying, lingering long on the aftertaste. Good bottles could live several more years. It could pass for a very good Pomerol. ” Huon Hooke, Mar 2020
 
Merlot is renowned amongst viticulturists to be a difficult variety. It often grows irregularly and suffers from a condition known as “hen and chicken” where some berries form with seeds and some don’t (developing both small and large grapes). Merlot is very happy in Orange, it grows well, sets fruit well with very little tendency to “hen and chicken” and produces wine with good colour and fruit intensity. Orange region Merlot tends to show good fruit, acid and tannin resulting in very inviting wine with finesse and complexity rarely seen in this variety.

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96 Points, "...Indeed, this is a delicious wine, full-bodied, with remarkable strength and structure for a pure merlot, the tannins still doing their supportive job and the flavours totally satisfying, lingering long on the aftertaste. Good bottles could live several more years. It could pass for a very good Pomerol. " Huon Hooke, Mar 2020

 

Merlot is renowned amongst viticulturists to be a difficult variety. It often grows irregularly and suffers from a condition known as “hen and chicken” where some berries form with seeds and some don’t (developing both small and large grapes). Merlot is very happy in Orange, it grows well, sets fruit well with very little tendency to “hen and chicken” and produces wine with good colour and fruit intensity. Orange region Merlot tends to show good fruit, acid and tannin resulting in very inviting wine with finesse and complexity rarely seen in this variety.

Tasting Notes

Winemaker: Gerald Naef

Colour: Purple with hints of brick red.

Aroma: Tantalising aromas of ripe dark berry fruit, plums, olives, chocolate and liquorice balance with lovely developed complexities of barrel aging.

Palate: Firm tannin from start to finish complements the fruit in this wine and ensures it will be a great accompaniment with food. Winemaking: Picked at 3.45 pH and 13.85 Baumé with ripe blackberry and mulberry characters. It was then cold soaked after crushing to extract the rich berry flavours. Pressed off skins when dry then aged in seasoned French oak for 12 months.

Cellaring: This wine has been released with bottle age that has softened the tannins and is drinking well now and should continue to show favourable development through to 2025.

Vintage

2009

Prices

6-pack: $35.00 / bottle

Case: $35.00 / bottle

Member Prices

All prices shown below are per bottle.

10% Discount -6 Pack Choose Your Own twice yearly: $31.50

20% Discount Choose Your Own twice yearly: $28.00

25% Discount Winemakers Select Dozen Club: $26.25

Awards

  • 96 POINTS, Huon Hooke

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Variety

Merlot

Body

Medium Bodied

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