Hand-harvested Mornington Peninsula Cabernet Sauvignon from Merricks’ oldest vines. An addition of 10% Merlot and maturation in 60% new French oak barriques completes the magic. It takes a special site to make a great Mornington Peninsula Cabernet Sauvignon. Clearly Merricks has managed to find such a site.
Merricks Estate’s original vineyard, established in 1982, allows for the production of beautiful wines made from Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Bottle ageing before release is the cornerstone of Merricks Estate. Because of this, you get to drink them at their peak. Not only are the wines stunning, but they are so well priced for what you get.
One of many stars in Melbourne’s dress circle of vineyards. Varied success depending on terroir and wine maker but the best are outstanding. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay can excel with Riesling, Pinot Gris and Sparkling all capable of impressive wines too.
The noble variety of Bordeaux’s left bank. Firm tannins, a streak of acidity and punctuated by flavours of cassis, violets, spice and leather. The best examples can age for the long term. Often blending with Merlot, Cabernet Franc or Shiraz will fix the hole Cabernet has in its middle palate.