Wednesday, 3 August 2016

2015 Redbank The Long Paddock Merlot

This more medium-bodied merlot is not what it seems. There's a cheeky splash of sangiovese in the mix, which compliments everything rather nicely. It's a little more than a soft and fruity number, showing aromas of red cherries, dark plums and star anise on the nose, with just a touch of earthy savouriness. The palate has a richness of fruit, but it also has a bit of grip to the tannins that lead to a cherry and savoury finish that screams out for food. It's a bargain at the price, and would be great with some cured meats, or even braised oxtail.

Original review published by Crack A Wines

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