Thorn-Clarke ‘Sandpiper’ Barossa Merlot 2016

Merlot from Australia - South Australia
Review Date : 07-Nov-2017
Dark, deep, black-red colour with slight purple tints, near impenetrable and a little lighter on the rim. The nose is full and deeply concentrated with aromas of ripe black plums along with blackcurrant notes, subtle nuances of dark herbs and dark-red florals, and savoury earth elements. Full-bodied, the palate has sweetly ripe dark plum fruit flavours with blackcurrants and dark herbs. The flavours are plush with soft, supple tannin structure in support, with soft acidity contributing to the palate roundness. The wine carries smoothly to a juicy, black plum, blackberry and herb-nuanced finish. This is a sweet-fruited Merlot with sweet black plum, blackberry and blackcurrant flavours on a plush, fulsome palate with supple tannins and a rounded mouthfeel. Match with roasted lamb, beef and venison dishes over the next 5-6 years. Fruit from the ‘St Kitts’, ‘Milton Park’ and ‘Kabininge’ vineyards, fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 12 months in seasoned French and American oak. 17.5/20 Nov 2017 RRP AUS$20.00

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