Geoff Merrill `Reserve` Shiraz 2011 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

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$299.94 per case
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“The best barrels of the vintage are selected for our Reserve range and given additional maturation in oak prior to bottling and cellaring.”

The 2011 vintage was one many would probably like to forget! During the crucial time for grape growing in McLaren Vale (Jan to Mar), we experienced double the average rainfall (55.5mm) with falls for the three months totalling

The lead up to the vintage was actually very good. Soaking rains in winter and into spring and mild temperatures in early summer meant a nice slow accumulation of flavours which we managed to capture in the fruit we took in. The fact is that most wineries released the 2011 vintage too young not allowing these more delicate wines to develop. This 2011 with 6 years maturation is more elegant and European in style. A pleasant surprise which will further bottle age.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Rated : 92 Points Campbell Mattinson Wine Front 32 months in a combination of American and French oak. It was a desperately cool vintage but it hasn’t swayed the style too much. This offers a solid serve of blackberried fruit flavour, lightly kissed with peppery/spicy characters but still essential (ripe) fruit driven. Toasty/malty oak plays a role but a well-integrated one. And while the finish isn’t emphatic it’s not wimpy or wanting either. It’s not just a good wine given the vintage conditions; it’s a good wine full stop.

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Dark red with great depth.

Aroma

The aroma really displays the best characteristics of this ripe vintage. It’s full of intense red berry fruit, chocolate, earth and leather.

Palate

The palate is voluptuous and seductive, initially appearing generous and inviting before revealing the serious structure beneath.

Food Matching

Enjoy with Wagyu beef dishes, Chateaubriand and Beef Bourguignon.

Winery Profile

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Having gained a reputation as a maker of innovative and elegant wines Geoff established his own business in 1980 and quickly achieved significant success in both Australian and International wine shows.

As a leading personality in the emerging Australian wine industry, Geoff also established a high profile internationally, most recently as consulting winemaker in Italy making wines for the UK market and as a respected judge at Australian and International wine shows.

Geoff Merrill's wines have been successful at Australian and International wine shows, including the coveted Jimmy Watson Trophy at the 2005 Melbourne wine show. Since 1980 Geoff Merrill Wines have won 29 Trophies, 143 Gold , 373 Silver and 1181 Bronze medals.

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Other Information

  • 2011 vintage
  • 6 x 750mL Bottles
  • SA - McLaren Vale, South Australia
  • Cork closure
  • 14.5% alc.
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