Saturday, 2 November 2013

Frankland Reserve Merlot 2009 by Trevelen Farm

Frankland Reserve Merlot 2010 by Trevelen Farm Estate, and Powderbark Vineyard Frankland  is from the Great Southern Region in Western Australia.

The winemaker describes the wine as Deep dark cherry red. Lifted spicy complex fruity nose of red current and ripe plums with with violets in evidence. And the palate is a complex mixture of ripe plum ,liquorice, coffee bean and red current on fine tannins. The finish is fruity, spicy and dry.

This wine has cellaring potential of up to 10 years.

It won a medal at Small Winemakers Wineshow 2012

Ray Jordan from The west Australian Wine Guide says:

Medium bodied and velvety smooth. This is a merlot that offers more than a simple fruit bomb. It has lovely fruitcake and blackberry characters with a slightly regional earthy edge.

Ray says: "A nice wine for the next few years."