2019 Glen Garvald (by Levantine Hill) Merlbec

Merlot and Malbec together, in a bottle, under a screwcap, would have to be a rare occurrence surely?  Normally they form part of the famous Bordeaux blend quintet with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.  Could you imagine Angus Young and Brian Johnson taking a break from the other three members of AC/DC and releasing an album?  As much it is highly unlikely, it would be popular with fans regardless.  Just like these two varieties coming together, it is a rarity but I think this will be a very popular wine.

It sits very pretty in the glass and things start off very juicy, fruity and eye-brow raisingly attractive on the nose.  This is a lovely, fresh and juicy wine on the smooth, medium bodied palate too where it is also very appealing.  Plenty of flavour thanks to blackberry and plum, a touch of dried herbs with a good long if slightly drying finish.  I very much enjoyed this wine and I sincerely hope Levantine Hill continue to include it in their portfolio of wines. 

Levantine Hill Website

Region: Yarra Valley, Vic     Price: $50     Source: Sample thanks to Levantine Hill

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