Aromatic merlot

Smith & Hooper Merlot 2015, Wrattonbully, AUD $23

An engaging heady aroma of dried rose petals and cranberry. Good concentration with extraordinary intensity through the length of the palate. A youthful, modern style with excellent flavour. (Screwcap)

Score: 90 ★★★★ – view Toni’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: now to 2021

Food: Salad of vine-ripened tomatoes, bocconcini and prosciutto

Stockists: The Wine Emporium and Our Cellar online; Negociants Australia (AU distributors)

Ranked: #5 of 27 2015 Merlot from South Australia

Awarded: Top Rank

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