Marvellous merlot

Leconfield Merlot 2016, Coonawarra, AUD $26

This perennial favourite is simply one of the best Aussie merlots going around, with more structure and length than most. The colour is deep red/purple, the bouquet quietly brooding, and the fruit does most of the talking. It has layers of flavour and finishes with some tannin firmness. It will build more complexity with time in the cellar. (Screwcap)

Score: 94 ★★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: drink now to 13 years

Food: Grilled lamb cutlets

Stockists: Leconfield Wines; Stock + Bottle, Abbotsford – NSW; Piedimonte’s Supermarket, North Fitzroy – Vic (AU only)

Ranked: #1 of 19 2016 Merlot from Australia

Awarded: Top Rank

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *