Thursday, 13 June 2013

Parish Lane Wines MERLOT 2010

Parish Lane Merlot 2010
A plump and fleshy merlot from the Great Southern region displaying a lifted spicy character with touhes of fruitcake and savoury oak. The palate is soft and smooth with a seamless oak and tannin integration.

Medium weight with dark chocolate and lush plum flavours. Nice sustained finish ideal current drinking wine. [ note by Ray Jordan]


Albany is located south west of Perth, within the Great Southern Wine Region. An ideal environment for cool-climate sustainable viticulture, synonymous with producing unique fruitful aromatic wines.

Richard and Julie Parish, proud owners of Parish Lane, produce their wines in small quantities, allowing a hands-on approach with all tasks. Hand picked fruit is aged in oak barrels for 12 months prior to bottling.

 The hand crafted quality reflects the personality of the owners' established approach, and philosophy, to their vineyard, with a ‘close eye’ on quality and integrity, resulting in great tasting wines.

Spark Plud Merlot 2010 Oranje Tractor Wine

Couldn't find a picture of the merlot so here is
celeb chef Curtis Stone visiting the Tractor
Mmmm such an interesting story IF the people behind  Oranje Tractor Wine actually out some notes on their website... it is like they have been seduced by Facebook but even there they have forgotten about the WINE!!

From the website here is what they have about their red wines:

" 2008 Merlot Velvety, Smooth & elegant " that's it!!

Ray Jordan from the West Australian Wine Guide has expanded a little:

Oranje Tractor Spark Plug Merlot [ at a not too cheap $35 a bottle!! ] is a pretty good sparkling red wine. Sweet ripe fruit characters with lots of delicioiusly plummy merlot fruit. Has good flavour intensity with a lovely mouth feel [ What is that when it is at home??] Finishes nice and clean.

The winery is in the GREAT SOUTHERN region of Western Australia just a few ks from Albany.

Wayne's comment:  Come on guys... lift your marketing game...