Quantcast

2014 Geoff Merrill Barrel Select Shiraz

2014 Geoff Merrill Barrel Select Shiraz

$18.99 Per Bottle

|

$17.99 (Buy 12 or More)

14.0%
Cellar to 2023
Screw Cap
Langhorne Creek
2014
750ml
+
BOTTLE(S)
In Stock, ready for dispatch.More info
$18.99
14.0%
Cellar to 2023
Screw Cap
Langhorne Creek
2014
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • Geoff Merrill has been making wines under his own label since 1980. He purchased the Mount Hurtle winery in 1985. The derelict building is now restored to its former glory and lies nestled in four acres of vineyard and garden with Tuscan inspired charm. The winery and 1500 square metre barrel hall completed in 1998 cope well with the rigours of modern winemaking. 

    Geoff's winemaking philosophy is to make wine that allows regional, varietal and vintage expression without excessive winemaker intervention. Geoff specialises in shiraz and cabernet sauvignon and believes that great wine is a matter of balance. He strives for subtle, elegant and harmonious flavour, with an unwavering commitment to styles that can be enjoyed at table. 

    Premium reds are released 3 years after harvest, while the reserve selection and Henley labels are held in the cellar for oak and bottle maturation for 5 years prior to release. 

     Big Geoff Merrill sure knows how to make hearty red wine, and this boldly flavoured, firm Shiraz is on the money.  A 'best barrels' blend, showcasing what McLaren Vale Shiraz is all about, there is dark plum fruit aplenty and then soft silky tannins. It's a forgotten dish now, but the ol' mixed grill would be perfect here.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • Every parcel of Shiraz fruit that comes in during harvest receives the same attention at Geoff Merrill. Following fermentation and maturation in small oak barrels, the winemakers taste every barrel of Shiraz at the winery to select and determine the best wines to include in our vintage Barrel select blend.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Old School Shiraz, lots of everything. Rich fruit and vanillan oak characters mingle with aged spice and leather characters.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Geoff Merrill has been making wines under his own label since 1980. He purchased the Mount Hurtle winery in 1985. The derelict building is now restored to its former glory and lies nestled in four acres of vineyard and garden with Tuscan inspired charm. The winery and 1500 square metre barrel hall completed in 1998 cope well with the rigours of modern winemaking. Geoff's winemaking philosophy is to make wine that allows regional, varietal and vintage expression without excessive winemaker intervention. Geoff specialises in shiraz and cabernet sauvignon and believes that great wine is a matter of balance. He strives for subtle, elegant and harmonious flavour, with an unwavering commitment to styles that can be enjoyed at table. Premium reds are released 3 years after harvest, while the reserve selection and Henley labels are held in the cellar for oak and bottle maturation for 5 years prior to release.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 94 POINTS

    SAM KIM - WINE ORBIT


    'Richly fruited and engaging, the bouquet shows blackberry, spiced cherry, violet, chocolate tart and roasted hazelnut characters. The palate displays excellent weight and opulence as well as fleshy texture and expansive mouthfeel, superbly structured by fine, firm tannins. Bold, brooding and robust. At its best: now to 2026.'