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Smith & Hooper Reserve Merlot

$39.00
6 + $35.10 each
12 + $32.57 each
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Variety

Merlot

Variety

Merlot Blend

Vintage

2018

Size

750ml

Country

Australia

State

South Australia

Region

Coonawarra

Description

Deep red with a crimson hue. This is an enthralling wine with aromas of ripe plum and warm chocolate, gently warmed spices, panforte and wintergreen. The palate is full and generous, bursting with creamy oak, lashings of Satsuma plum, boysenberry, blackcurrants and choc mint. The mid-palate is seductive with velvety tannins, and the wine finishes with intensity and structure.
A large portion of this wine is created by fermenting “berries in the barrel”. Four tonnes of handpicked Merlot were destemmed into French barriques without crushing the berries. Whole berry fermentation minimises the tannin extraction and creates a style of Merlot that is powerful yet generous and flavoursome.