Thursday, 13 September 2012

Chestnut Grove Reserve Merlot 2009

From the wine makers notes:


The Chestnut Grove vineyard is ideally suited to grow Merlot with temperate ripening conditions, cool nights and gravelly loam soils.  For over 20 years, the Merlot vines have produced wines with concentration, finesse and balance.
 
The Reserve selection is blended from the best French oak barrels after 18 months maturation.  

Dark plums, fruit cake spice, blackberries and subtle earthy notes provide lifted primary fruits and complexity.  The palate is dense and rich with fine savoury tannins providing length and structure.

This wine is beautifully balanced but will improve with 8-10 years bottle age.

Should set you back $40 - $50 a bottle.. so better be good!!