3drops Great Southern Merlot Tasting Notes

3drops Great Southern Merlot

Please find below our previous vintage 3drops Great Southern Merlot tasting notes.

You can buy our award-winning current vintage 2016 Merlot via our online shop.

Merlot is a versatile grape variety which is grown in wine regions around the world. It can produce red wines which are delicate and light-bodied to red wines which are big and bold.

It's a grape which can be made into a single variety wine (like we do here at 3drops) or it can be blended with other grape varieties.

As the Great Southern wine region is a cool climate region, it means our Merlot's have great flavour intensity but also have a lovely elegance to them.

 

3drops 2015 Great Southern Merlot

Alc/Vol: 13.5%

Harvest Date: 8th April 2015

Bottling Date: 15th April 2016

pH: 3.50

Titrable Acidity: 6.0 g/L

Colour: Vibrant red with purple hues

Bouquet: Lifted aromas of berry and plum fruits fill the glass, providing an attractive nose. The fruit characters are backed by subtle, quality French oak characters and some typical Merlot creamy notes.

Palate: Lovely rich front palate of ripe berries and some spicy plums. There is well integrated cedary oak characters, ripe tannins and balanced acidity working harmoniously together to provide a long and complex finish to the wine. An attractive fruit-driven red wine with good weight and richness.

Cellaring Potential: A pleasure to drink now, yet will continue to evolve over the next five to eight years.

Winemaker: Rob Diletti


3drops 2014 Great Southern Merlot

Alc/Vol: 14%

Harvest Date: 29th March 2014

Bottling Date: 9th February 2015

pH: 3.60

Titrable Acidity: 6.0 g/L

Colour: Vibrant red with purple hues

Bouquet: Lifted aromas of berry and plum fruits fill the glass, providing an attractive nose. The fruit characters are backed by subtle, quality French oak characters and some typical Merlot creamy notes.

Palate: Lovely rich front palate of ripe berries and some spicy plums. There is well integrated cedary oak characters, ripe tannins and balanced acidity working harmoniously together to provide a long and complex finish to the wine. An attractive fruit-driven red wine with good weight and richness.

Cellaring Potential: A pleasure to drink now, yet will continue to evolve over the next five to eight years.

Winemaker: Rob Diletti


3drops 2012 Great Southern Merlot

Alc/Vol: 14%

Harvest Date: 22nd March 2012

Bottling Date: 14th February 2013

pH: 3.50

Titrable Acidity: 6.5 g/L

Colour: Vibrant and deep red colour

Nose: The bouquet is an appealing blend of plums and blackberry fruits, violets and hints of liquorice.

Palate: Mid weighted and perfectly balanced with fresh plums backed by subtle French oak, and fine-grained tannins. The palate is vibrant and lively with a firm structure providing backbone drive and long aftertaste.

Food Match & Cellaring: Enjoy with a wide range of red meats over the next eight years.

Winemaker: Rob Diletti


3drops 2011 Great Southern Merlot

Alc/Vol: 13.5%

Harvest Date: 28th March 2011

Bottling Date: 7th February 2012

pH: 3.50

Titrable Acidity: 6.5 g/L

Colour: Medium to deep red colour

Bouquet: Attractive nose showing ripe plum fruits, with hints of blackcurrant. There is typical merlot creaminess and subtle French oak.

Palate: The plum fruit notes fill the front palate and are backed by subtle charry French oak notes. The fine grain tannins combine with a firm acid backbone to give a beautiful structure to frame the vibrant fruit. The finish is fresh and surprisingly long, leaving the flavors to linger in your mouth.

Food Match: Enjoy while young, fresh and fruit driven, with a wide range of meals from pasta to red meats and BBQ’s

Winemaker: Rob Diletti


For further information on our current or (for) past vintage 3drops Great Southern Merlot, please contact us today.

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