Caravan Merlot 2019 (Australia) 750ML

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Caravan Merlot 2019 (Australia) 750ML

Gold NZ International Wine Show
5 stars (94/100) Wine Orbit 

"Gorgeously ripe and perfumed, the wine shows blackcurrant, clove, toasty oak and subtle cocoa characters on the nose, leading to a powerfully expressed palate offering excellent weight and intensity. It’s velvety and lingering with rich fruit flavours. At its best: now to 2029" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Mar 2021

Deep crimson red with purple hue in colour. A deeply perfumed nose displaying blackcurrant and plum, complimented by vanilla and cedar aromas from oak. The rich, rounded palate showcases vibrant plum and dark berry fruits. The finish is long with fine silky tannins adding length.

The grapes were picked in the cool of the night to retain fresh, elegant fruit flavours. A combination of rotary and headed down open fermenters were used over 7 to 9 days in the fermentation process. Most of the ferments were held at 22°C and then drained and pressed at 2 Baume. This portion completed its fermentation in new and old oak barrels. Once dry and blended, the wine remained in new and old French and American oak barrels for a further 8 months.

Food Pairing: Perfect with grilled duck breast with sour cherry glaze. Beef and porcini mushroom casserole. This wine has the flavour, structure and balance to be enjoyed now or offers added satisfaction from further cellaring.

ABV: 14.6%


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