Posts Tagged: Merlot

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2014 Luna Rosa Rosado. Central Ranges, NSW. 12%

This wine sits in the portfolio of Cumulus Estate wines and is a blend of Merlot, Shiraz and Mourvèdre. It has 12 g/L of residual sugar in it. Aroma of strawberries and cream with a rhubarb tang. Juicy, giving palate

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2014 Luna Rosa Rosado. Central Ranges, NSW. 12%

This wine sits in the portfolio of Cumulus Estate wines and is a blend of Merlot, Shiraz and Mourvèdre. It has 12 g/L of residual sugar in it. Aroma of strawberries and cream with a rhubarb tang. Juicy, giving palate

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2005 Robertson of Clare “Max V”. Clare Valley. 13.5%

Blend of the 5 classic Bordeaux varieties with 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13.5% Malbec, 10.5% Merlot, 5.5% Cabernet Franc, 4.5% Petit Verdot.     What drew me to this wine 5 years ago was a huge 18/20 score and very positive comments

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2005 Robertson of Clare “Max V”. Clare Valley. 13.5%

Blend of the 5 classic Bordeaux varieties with 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13.5% Malbec, 10.5% Merlot, 5.5% Cabernet Franc, 4.5% Petit Verdot.     What drew me to this wine 5 years ago was a huge 18/20 score and very positive comments

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2007 Frankland Estate “Olmo’s Reward”. Take 2.

My records show that I opened up one almost a year ago on the 12th April 2013. This is what I thought about it then. Blend of 46% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc, 9% Malbec Mature ruby in colour with deep

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2007 Frankland Estate “Olmo’s Reward”. Take 2.

My records show that I opened up one almost a year ago on the 12th April 2013. This is what I thought about it then. Blend of 46% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc, 9% Malbec Mature ruby in colour with deep

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2011 Clos 56 Pomerol. 13.5%

100% Merlot. 12-15% months in 100% new oak barrels. This has to be one of the easiest wine names to remember. The grapes for this wine come from a tiny parcel of vineyard that is 0.56 Hectares in size, hence

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2011 Clos 56 Pomerol. 13.5%

100% Merlot. 12-15% months in 100% new oak barrels. This has to be one of the easiest wine names to remember. The grapes for this wine come from a tiny parcel of vineyard that is 0.56 Hectares in size, hence

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2010 La Dame de Onze Heures. Saint Emilion Grand Cru. 13.5%

85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon from organic certified vineyards. Dame de Onze Heures, translates as the 11 o’clock lady. Named after a little flower that flowers at 11am everyday and only grows in the ideal situations.

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2010 La Dame de Onze Heures. Saint Emilion Grand Cru. 13.5%

85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon from organic certified vineyards. Dame de Onze Heures, translates as the 11 o’clock lady. Named after a little flower that flowers at 11am everyday and only grows in the ideal situations.

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2009 Chateau Martet. Reserve de Famille. Bordeaux Sainte-Foy AOC. 13.5%

This is 100% Merlot and spent 18 months in new oak barrels I had never heard of this part of Bordeaux before. Quick bit of research shows that the vineyards for this wine sit about 25kms away from Saint Emilion.

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2009 Chateau Martet. Reserve de Famille. Bordeaux Sainte-Foy AOC. 13.5%

This is 100% Merlot and spent 18 months in new oak barrels I had never heard of this part of Bordeaux before. Quick bit of research shows that the vineyards for this wine sit about 25kms away from Saint Emilion.

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2007 Chateau Le Chatelet. Saint Emilion Grand Cru. 13.5%

A blend of 79% Merlot 21% Cabernet Franc. On the nose, this clear ruby wine has aromas of redcurrants, cranberry, along with lifted mint and aniseed notes. This spicy, medium bodied wine has flavours of red cherries and plum. Hints

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2007 Chateau Le Chatelet. Saint Emilion Grand Cru. 13.5%

A blend of 79% Merlot 21% Cabernet Franc. On the nose, this clear ruby wine has aromas of redcurrants, cranberry, along with lifted mint and aniseed notes. This spicy, medium bodied wine has flavours of red cherries and plum. Hints

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2006 Château Sénéjac. Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux. 13%

48% Cabernet Sauvignon 37% Merlot 11% Cabernet Franc 4% Petit Verdot A cabernet merlot based wine that does not smack you over the head. Gentle, quiet aromas of blackcurrant, a floral lift of pot-pourri and slight earthiness. Translates well onto

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2006 Château Sénéjac. Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux. 13%

48% Cabernet Sauvignon 37% Merlot 11% Cabernet Franc 4% Petit Verdot A cabernet merlot based wine that does not smack you over the head. Gentle, quiet aromas of blackcurrant, a floral lift of pot-pourri and slight earthiness. Translates well onto

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2008 Blue Poles Reserve Merlot. Margaret River. 14%

A very European styled wine. Well balanced and good acid control. Lovely brambley, cigar box, truffled aromas and a nice floral lift. Beautiful weight on the palate with nothing competing for attention. Elegant style. Baked beetroot, sweet core of plums,

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2008 Blue Poles Reserve Merlot. Margaret River. 14%

A very European styled wine. Well balanced and good acid control. Lovely brambley, cigar box, truffled aromas and a nice floral lift. Beautiful weight on the palate with nothing competing for attention. Elegant style. Baked beetroot, sweet core of plums,