Mike & Colleen from Mérite are probably better known for their dead-serious approach to Merlot, but I don’t mind this Malbec blend too. It’s a ripe, plushly oaked Wrattonbully red, with more bright red fruit than the dark berried Malbec and has some of that high tones of Coonawarra Shiraz. Has a welcome textural width to this, and again time will be kind. Perhaps a little warm, but that is my only quibble to what is otherwise an expansive Coonawarra red. Best drinking: at least a decade. 17.7/20, 92/100. 14%, $32. Would I buy it? Worth a glass.
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