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$99 Double Gold Medal Winning 93 Point Merlot Mixed Dozen

$99 Double Gold Medal Winning 93 Point Merlot Mixed Dozen

HAND SELECTED MERLOT MIXED DOZEN INCLUDES DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL WINNING WINES 

$ 99 .00 /ea
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

  • CLARE HILLS PRODUCED BY LEGENDARY WINEMAKING FAMILY PIKES 
  • NICHE PREV VINTAGE  93 POINT RATED BY WINE SHOWCASE MAGAZINE
  • NORMANS 92 POINT RATED WINE SHOWCASE
  • SOUTHERN LIGHTS SINGLE VINEYARD COOL CLIMATE MERLOT
  • FOUNDSTONE AWARD WINNER SOMMELIER WINE AWARDS LONDON


Tasting Notes

Clare Hills Clare Valley Merlot 2018 By Pikes

Medium to deep red colour with enticing aromas of cassis, black cherries, tobacco initially followed by hints of cedary oak and mint.  The medium bodied palate is rich and quite supple with good concentration of dark fruit mentioned above plus little of the cedar. Perfect with a salumi plate and some pecorino cheese.


Banfi Collepino Toscana IGT Merlot Sangiovese 2018

A blend that perfectly combines the Tuscan personality of Sangiovese with the more international of Merlot. Ruby red colour. Fruity aromas of small fruits such as blackberry and raspberry, accompanied by slightly spicy notes. In the mouth softness and acidity are well balanced. Persistent finish on the palate.


Normans Holbrooks Road Merlot 2019

Vibrant crimson and magenta hue. Freshly cut plum and blackberry aromas, with hints of brooding dark chocolate and mint. Beautifully soft, fruit driven which is round and succulent. There is sweet plum and blackberry fruit with a full, rich texture and velvet like tannins with a hint of exotic spices.


Berton Vineyards Foundstone Merlot 2019

This Merlot has a deep youthful colour, with expressive aromas of plums, blackberries and violet. The palate has a velvety texture with generous flavours of sour cherries, plums and fragrant herbs with a hint of vanillin oak.


Southern Lights Marlborough Merlot 2016

This cool climate example of the varietal is medium bodied, displays vibrant ruby red to plum hues and is full of tempting berry flavours. It is well structured, showing great fruit depth balanced with a genre influence of oak and pressing softly integrated tannins. 


Accolades & Awards

Tanunda Hill Reserve Barossa Valley Merlot 2016

Decanter Asia Wine Awards

"Rich fruitcake and spice aromas. The palate is smooth with a round texture and a ripe black cherry character. Slightly pinched finish."


Normans Holbrooks Road Merlot 2019

92 Point Rated - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine


Berton Vineyards Foundstone Merlot 2019

90 Point Rated - Sam Kim Wine Orbit

"Beautifully ripe and youthfully attractive, the wine shows Black Doris plum, mulberry, warm spice, olive and almond characters on the nose. It's equally pleasing on the palate with lovely fruit weight and intensity, splendidly supported by silky texture and rounded tannins. Upfront and very appealing. At its best: now to 2023."


Berton Vineyards Foundstone Merlot 2019

Double Gold Medal Winner 

China Wine & Spirit Awards 2020


Berton Vineyards Foundstone Merlot 2019

Silver Medal

Sommelier Wine Awards London 2020


Normans Holbrooks Road Merlot 2019

Award Winner

Wine Showcase 2021


Technical

Clare Hills Clare Valley Merlot 2018 By Pikes

The grapes for this wine were machine harvested, transported to the winery, de-stemmed into open fermenters and cold soaked for three days before fermentation began. The wine was pumped over twice daily during ferment for approx 7 days and this was followed by draining, pressing and then maturation in French oak casks for 14 months before racking and blending. The wine was stabilised and lightly filtered prior to bottling.  Cabernet 60% Merlot 40%


Banfi Collepino Toscana IGT Merlot Sangiovese 2018

Grape maceration takes place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures between 25 to 30°C. After a malolactic fermentation, the wine ages for a brief period in  stainless steel tanks. Then Refined for 2 months in French oak barriques.

Grape: Sangiovese 50%, Merlot 50%


Normans Holbrooks Road Merlot 2019

The fruit was picked in the cool of night then fermented on skins in static potters and rotary fermenters for a period of seven days to retain as much of the luscious natural fruit flavour as possible. Warm temperatures at the early stages of fermentation along with three days of post ferment maceration helped develop soft fleshy fruit and tannins while helping build structure. Following the pressing process, clarification and final blending the fruit was matured with select parcels having oak maturation. Great to drink now, but will mature and develop complexity over the short to medium term.


Berton Vineyards Foundstone Merlot 2019

Our local reds began coming in on 17th March, rather late compared to the past 8-10 years. With the lateness of the vintage, growers found it hard to reach the desired sugar specifications however with the cooler conditions looming, the decision was made to pick on fruit and seed ripeness on a parcel by parcel basis, ensuring the best possible quality was maintained.

Fermented in stainless steel vertical fermenters for 4-6 days at temperatures between 27C and 29C on french untoasted& toasted oak chips. Wine was then pressed at 1 baume via screw press into stainless steel storage tanks and left to ferment until dry, then racked into stainless steel storage vessel with French oak staves and cultured malolactic bacteria. Once secondary fermentation was complete the wine was clarified via centrifuge into stainless steel storage.


Southern Lights Marlborough Merlot 2016

Southern Lights Merlot is sourced from an established vineyard in Marlborough’s Southern Valley region.




Bundle Content Notes

3x Clare Hills Clare Valley Merlot 2018 By Pikes

NEW VINTAGE RELEASE CLARE VALLEY MERLOT FROM 5 RED STAR JAMES HALLIDAY RATED WINERY


1x Banfi Collepino Toscana IGT Merlot Sangiovese 2018

SOUTHERN TUSCAN MERLOT & SANGIOVESE RED BLEND FROM FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED PRODUCER


3x Normans Holbrooks Road Merlot 2019

NEW VINTAGE NORMANS HOLBROOKS ROAD MERLOT SECOND CONSECUTIVE VINTAGE RATED 92 POINTS


3x Berton Vineyards Foundstone Merlot 2019

INTERNATIONAL DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL WINNER FROM BERTON VINEYARDS


2x Southern Lights Marlborough Merlot 2016

SINGLE VINEYARD COOL CLIMATE MARLBOROUGH MERLOT FROM OMAKA SPRINGS ESTATES


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Grape Variety: Merlot
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