My Darling Merlot

Gibson My Darling Merlot

2017 Merlot
Barossa, SA

This wine shows fresh aromas of ripe stone fruit with very interesting cassis, & leather notes.

From $25 per bottle

Wine Details

Region
Barossa
Vintage
2017
Type
Red Wine
Variety
Merlot
Volume
750mL
Alcohol Volume
14.6%
PH
3.5
Acidity
6.5 g/l
Sugar
0.7 g/l
Maturation
Second use French oak hogsheads for 18 months
Closure
Screw Cap
Background
Alc : Acid 6.5 g/l : pH 3.5 : Residual Sugar 0.7 g/l
Vineyard Notes
Winter rains commenced a good growing season. Early temperatures in October, November and December were well above average…enhancing rapid development. March was cool thank goodness. Mild dry ripening conditions later combined with low yields led to good varietal expression in Merlot.
Tasting Notes
This wine shows lifted aromas of ripe stone fruit with very interesting cassis, & vanilla notes. A charming balance of cherry, plum and spice characters on a firm framework of powdery tannins, leads to beautifully lingering dark chocolate notes, which show the true vinosity of fine Merlot from a cooler vintage.
Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
Enjoy now or cellar 8 – 10 years.

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