THEORY & PRACTICE MERLOT 2016

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85% Merlot, 13% Malbec & 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
5 Stars & 18.5/20 Raymond Chan, May 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Dark, deep ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter edged. The nose is elegant in proportion with fresh and vibrantly bright, fragrant aromas of dark-red berry and plum fruit along with subtle notes of dark herbs. This is softly fragrant with an amalgam of red floral nuances, herbs and earthy detail. Medium-full bodied, the palate is finely presented with very good intensity of bright dark-red berry and plum fruit. The flavours show vitality with aromatic red floral and dark herb elements adding lift. The fruit is gently sweet and succulent, and is balanced by fine-grained tannin extraction and structure, forming an elegant heart. The juicy fruit flavours carry to a lingering finish. This is an elegantly presented Merlot with bright, vibrant and aromatic dark-red berry and plum fruit with floral and herb detail on a fine-structured palate. Match with roasted lamb, beef and venison over the next 5-6+ years. A blend of 85% Merlot, 13% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon from three sites in Bridge Pa, the fruit hand-picked and indigenous yeast fermented to 135% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 40% new French oak."
91/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Ripe and inviting, the bouquet shows blackcurrant, plum, mixed spice, dried herb and subtle cedar notes, leading to a beautifully rounded palate that delivers juicy fruit intensity and silky texture, elegantly framed by fine tannins. Wonderfully composed and styled with delightfully appealing flavours. At its best: now to 2020."


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