Category Archives: Merlot

2016 Huntington Estate “Special Reserve” Merlot

How ironic is it that I was talking to a good mate of mine today and after the usual catch-up banter,  the first thing he said to me was, “Mate, I gotta tell ya, I’ve been drinkin’ quite a bit … Continue reading

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2009 Grey Sands Merlot

All this talk of dual citizenship!  I want you to think about this for a minute.  Imagine if a winemaker had to be ‘Australian’ to make wines in Australia?!  The repercussions would be huge.  Thankfully, it’s not the case and … Continue reading

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2015 Tatachilla Pale Moon Rising Merlot

It’s common knowledge that, in Australia, Merlot cops a bad wrap…most of the time. What a lot of people forget is that wine, regardless of the variety, is supposed to be consumed with food.  I don’t care who you are, … Continue reading

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2008 Grey Sands Merlot

This wine is not trying to be anything other than what it is.  A damn good expression of Australian merlot.  The other thing I have to clarify, this is the current release for Grey Sands. This is a merlot that … Continue reading

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2013 Ruckus Estate Merite Merlot

I reckon merlot is the type of grape variety that feels it has to keep proving itself.  I can imagine it standing in front of the mirror saying, “mirror mirror on the wall, whose is the best merlot of them … Continue reading

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