James Irvine Grand Merlot 1999 (1 x 6L Imperial), Eden Valley, SA.

Description:

As Pinot Noir is the Holy Grail to many Australian winemakers, so the making of a “Grand Merlot” is to James Irvine.

The intriguing plummy depths, full complete racy flavours; balancing tannins and premium oak interaction, with overall complexity and satisfaction of style is how the Irvine 'Grand Merlot' is perceived.

The Grand Merlot comes only after many years planning. In order to establish our style, Merlot wines from all over the world, both unblended and partially blended were researched and tasted. We then made our own Merlots over many years. Wines and articles came from across the globe to see if there was a consensus of style. Thankfully there doesn't seem to be such a thing, so we were able to choose those alternatives that best suited our ability and our vineyard.

Our decision to plant Merlot at Springhill Eden Valley was easy and always intended.

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As Pinot Noir is the Holy Grail to many Australian winemakers, so the making of a “Grand Merlot” is to James Irvine.

The intriguing plummy depths, full complete racy flavours; balancing tannins and premium oak interaction, with overall complexity and satisfaction of style is how the Irvine 'Grand Merlot' is perceived.

The Grand Merlot comes only after many years planning. In order to establish our style, Merlot wines from all over the world, both unblended and partially blended were researched and tasted. We then made our own Merlots over many years. Wines and articles came from across the globe to see if there was a consensus of style. Thankfully there doesn't seem to be such a thing, so we were able to choose those alternatives that best suited our ability and our vineyard.

Our decision to plant Merlot at Springhill Eden Valley was easy and always intended.

Region:
SA - Eden Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Merlot specialist James Irvine fashions this lavishly oaked effort from Eden Valley fruit. Aged 33 months in French oak, it offers up a seductive, toasty perfume displaying scents of ripe berry fruit, herbs, and coffee. Copious fruit as well as wood result in loads of toast and vanilla characteristics in this full-throttle, opulent, bigger than life Merlot. Consume it over the next 6-7 years. Rating 90 - Robert Parker, Drink to 2011, Wine Advocate (OCT/2004)

Winery Tasting Notes

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This gentle and concise use of oak allows the fruit to show even more plum and cherry characters while a firmness of palate will serve the wine well as it ages, giving back-bone to draw on. The whole flavour is so lively and complex that palate interest is maximised and so very rewarding.

Deeper tannins have added to the palate, firming the end but still leaving the plum fruitiness in mid-palate. There is a light pepperiness which adds to the overall kaleidoscope of the bouquet. The grandness in all this mostly refers to the completeness of the wine and its ability to express itself in a totally prestigious way.

Winery Profile

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Other Information

  • 1999 vintage
  • 1 x 6L unit
  • SA - Eden Valley, South Australia
  • Cork closure
  • 14.5% alc.
Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. GraysOnline liquor licence LIQP770010049

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