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2012 Geoff Merrill Pimpala Vineyard McLaren Vale Cabernet M

Geoff Merrill

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Our Price: $19.99 / bottle (RRP: $55.00) Case: 6 x 750ml

'Current release from former Jimmy Watson winner Geoff Merrill. An exceptional mature red, at a considerably cheaper price than the cellar door. Socks, clearly blown off'
96 points -  My Wine Guy

  • The Pimpala Vineyard is a small 3 acre vineyard surrounding the Mount Hurtle winery. The vineyard was planted in 1985 to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon (Reynella Clone) and 40% Merlot. Both the Cabernet and the Merlot are picked and processed together, even though they ripen at slightly different times. This adds finesse and complexity to the wine and a uniqueness you won't find anywhere else!

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Good preceding winter and spring rains set up the vines with good soil moisture and ample canopy so most varieties came through summer unaffected. For the remainder of the growing season the climate was ideal for premium grape production with many local growers proclaiming 2010 a stand-out vintage in McLaren Vale.

    TECHNICAL DETAILS

    Variety: Cabernet (60%) Merlot (40%)
    Growing Region: Pimpala Vineyard - Mount Hurtle Winery, Woodcroft
    Harvest Date: March 2012
    Oak Handling: 32 months in French Oak hogsheads
    14.5% alc. pH: 3.3 TA: 7.4g/L RS: 2.8g/L

    TASTING NOTES

    The colour is deep and rich. The aroma is most definitely strong in Cabernet, with mint, menthol, black olive and chocolate. Complex earthy and herbaceous notes blend with cedar and leather making this a very interesting wine indeed. The palate is full of life, has wonderfully intense fruit characters, it is exceptionally well structured with excellent tannins and balanced acidity. This wine is still very much in its youth and will greatly reward those with patience. Cellar for another 5-8 years with confidence.

  • REVIEWS

    ''Current release from former Jimmy Watson winner Geoff Merrill. An exceptional mature red, at a considerably cheaper price than the cellar door. Socks, clearly blown off'
    96 points -  My Wine Guy



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