Coldstream Hills Merlot 2015

Coldstream Hills was established in 1985 by James and Suzanne Halliday and has since grown to become one of Australia's leading and most awarded small wineries. Situated in the picturesque Yarra Valley east of Melbourne, the steep close planted vineyards of Coldstream Hills have become a signature of the region. So too have its wines, which reflect regional character, consistency and style. Although a temperamental variety in the vineyard, Merlot is particularly well suited to the warmer slopes of the Yarra Valley. Sourced from the Hazeldene Vineyard in the Upper Yarra, as well as Coldstream Hills' Briarston Vineyard, each parcel of fruit was handled separately using either open or static fermenters. The wine was then matured for sixteen months in new and seasoned oak prior to blending and bottling.

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Each $33.99
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Cellaring:
Enjoy now or 3 to 5 years
Oak:
16 months in a mixture of new (25%) and seasoned French oak barrels
Nose:
Attractive dark cherry notes dominate with plum, blackberry and olive tapenade also evident. Cedary oak is subtle and is complemented with nuances of nutmeg and clove spice
Palate:
Medium bodied in style with plush texture, powdery tannin and great length of flavour. Dark cherry and blackberry dominate, with cedary French oak adding further support and structure. Nutmeg, cinnamon and clove nuances add spice and complexity to the wine with hints of dark chocolate evident in the background.
Varietal Composition:
Merlot