Aged merlot

Geoff Merrill Wickham Park Merlot 2010, McLaren Vale, AUD $28

On opening, it presents as a taut, spicy merlot with fragrant pimento nuances. However, with time it opens to reveal pure cherry aromas and flavours. The palate is supple and engaging with superb weight and softness. A truly lovely example of aged Australian merlot. Decanting is essential, a few hours before serving, to bring out its best. (Screwcap)

Score: 93 ★★★★½ – view Toni’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: now to 2020

Food: Coq au Vin

Stockists: Geoff Merrill Wines; Edinburgh Cellars – SA (AU); Hancocks Wine Merchants (NZ distributors)

Ranked #2 of 26 2010 Merlot from South Australia

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