Can I call this 'old school' again? Old red fruits, old wood, crumbling tannin with plenty of grip. Not all all fruity, dave for some dark fruits, but just how I like it. 9yrs is almost getting old for Oz merlot!
Continues the old school theme. Austere, dry, long tannin, bitey acid late. These fruits ain't friendly but I quite like the seriousness of it all. This will live for sometime yet but I don't reckon the fruit will.
Old school wanna be that's all about cold fruited berries and crumbly grippy tannin. Remarkable really for a merlot from the HV. Not so good the second night; a minor quibble. Push the window out a year.
Starting to lossen up nicely. Old school structure and tannin yet some attractive sweet fruit emerges, and continues to emerge, over time. Old wood and tobacco provides the backbone and class. Seems very comfortable as a six year old.
Savoury and somewhat muddled but has something to like. Not particularly fruit and really a structure wine with surprisingly fierce tannin, old firm berry fruits and old oak. A daggy savouriness that I like. Tannin shows surprising drive. Needs time.
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