Product details

2017 The Blend

2017 The Blend

2017 Merlot Blend

Coonawarra, SA

Light to medium bodied with dense black fruit and a spicy firm tannin finish.

$19 per bottle
    James Halliday Wine Companion 2021
    James Halliday Wine Companion 2021
    93 / 100
    68% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 2% petit verdot. Matured in French oak (30% new) for 12 months. Some smart winemaking on show which belies the affordable price tag. Gentle fragrance, bright red and black fruits, but the real clincher is the concentrated aromatics, delightfully fresh and lifted. There's violet and rose petal with splashes of spice and some of that Coonawarra bay leaf that is pure terroir. Sensational value.

    Wine Details

    • Region Coonawarra
    • Vintage 2017
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Merlot Blend
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 13.5%
    • PH

      3.49

    • Acidity

      6.22 g/l

    • Closure ScrewCap
    • Vineyard Notes

      Vintage 2017 was cool and long with great ripening conditions for Merlot. The Blend this year consists of Merlot (68%), Cabernet Sauvignon (30%) and Petit Verdot (2%). Matured in 30% new oak, balance seasoned French oak for 12 months prior to bottling in November 2018.

    • Winemaking

      68% Merlot 30% Cabernet Sauvignon 2% Petit Verdot

    • Tasting Notes

      Deep red colour, the nose shows soft round satsuma plum and blackberry fruit aromas with a spicy vanillan note from the oak. Light to medium bodied with dense black fruit and a spicy firm tannin finish. Showing the plush black fruit that is emblematic of the vintage.

    James Halliday Wine Companion 2021
    James Halliday Wine Companion 2021
    93 / 100
    68% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 2% petit verdot. Matured in French oak (30% new) for 12 months. Some smart winemaking on show which belies the affordable price tag. Gentle fragrance, bright red and black fruits, but the real clincher is the concentrated aromatics, delightfully fresh and lifted. There's violet and rose petal with splashes of spice and some of that Coonawarra bay leaf that is pure terroir. Sensational value.

    Wine Details

    • Region Coonawarra
    • Vintage 2017
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Merlot Blend
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 13.5%
    • PH

      3.49

    • Acidity

      6.22 g/l

    • Closure ScrewCap
    • Vineyard Notes

      Vintage 2017 was cool and long with great ripening conditions for Merlot. The Blend this year consists of Merlot (68%), Cabernet Sauvignon (30%) and Petit Verdot (2%). Matured in 30% new oak, balance seasoned French oak for 12 months prior to bottling in November 2018.

    • Winemaking

      68% Merlot 30% Cabernet Sauvignon 2% Petit Verdot

    • Tasting Notes

      Deep red colour, the nose shows soft round satsuma plum and blackberry fruit aromas with a spicy vanillan note from the oak. Light to medium bodied with dense black fruit and a spicy firm tannin finish. Showing the plush black fruit that is emblematic of the vintage.