Monday, 17 October 2016

2014 Elderton Barossa Merlot



"Merlot is your friend" is the mantra at Cracka HQ as we convince people there’s a lot to be liked about this often ridiculed red. The Elderton’s are not afraid to embrace the grape and have turned out a Barossa version that is generous and round with heaps of flavour. Expect a core of plum and spice before a palate of rich fruitcake and red fruits that is influenced by cedary oak and has firm grained tannins on the finish.

Original review published by Crack A Wines

Monday, 3 October 2016

2014 Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Merlot



Anyone who thinks Merlot is soft and boring, think again. Here is a serious Merlot that will turn you
sideways (pun intended) and change your mind. This dark, youthful wine is unapologetically in your face with ripe plums, spiced berries and mocha hints on the nose, before driving your palate wild with a plummy, rich centre, fine-grained tannins and tight acidity to keep things trucking along. It's a brooding wine that will benefit from a couple more years in the cellar, but if you can't wait, give it some air and drink with slow-roast lamb shoulder for Sunday lunch.

Original review published by Crack A Wines