The fruit component of this wine is probably as good as it gets for merlot in Australia at the moment. There's a depth and complexity that goes way beyond the common plum and spice descriptors. There it is, merlot in all its glory - more like Pomerol than anything else. Time will tell the tale for this wine. At the moment, the obvious oak keeps it off an Outstanding rating.
Vol. 24 No. 2 - June 2008