Shottesbrooke Merlot 2012

by The Wine Punter on June 6, 2014 · 1 comment

in Reviews

 

McLaren Vale is renowned for rich, full-bodied Merlot and this brings it.  From low-yielding crops this is jubey, juicy and jubbly.

It look rich and deep as it pours with the aromas of blue berries and dark cherry overflowing from the glass.  This depth translates to the palate too, it’s soft and round with a nice tingle of acid and rasp of tannin that’ll see it sit comfortably on the dinner table, albeit emptied quickly.

I made some meatballs in a rich sauce with risoni, the meatballs had a chunk of mozzarella rolled inside and screamed winter comfort food.

This + that = happy days.

 

Region: McLaren Vale

Price: $19.99

Website: www.shottesbrooke.com.au

 

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Hamish June 7, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Nice work Michael.

I read this last night, the fire was on, home late after a long week, and I thought, yeah, this sounds pretty good, should open one!
As it often happens within the industry, once these wines are bottled and into the market, our attentions are turned to the next vintage and often we forget to crack one open and see how it is travelling.
We were always happy with hits one going to bottle and I trust it is as ‘ bottle emptying’ for me tonight as it was for you.
As always, thanks for the support.
Hamish

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