2018 Great Southern Merlot
Vibrant red garnet hues
Rich and slightly plummy in character, with persistent aromas of ripe red berries, and hints of fine chocolate and vanilla from the oak.
A medium weighted style structured to show off the berry flavors that underpin the complex but subtle palate. This is a mid- weighted wine with good depth of fruit, great vibrancy, and a wonderful balance. The elegant oak tannins and natural acidity combine to provide a beautifully long, lingering finish.
The wine was matured in French oak for a 10-month period before bottling. A pleasure to drink now yet will continue to evolve over the next seven to eight years.
3drops Wragg Road vineyard, Mount Barker, Western Australia
94 points James Halliday, The Australian Wine Companion.