Merlot New South Wales
Good value and remarkably successful at Australian wine shows, this merlot shows a little more body and depth and flavour than most at this price and definitely deserves a try.
An exceptional range of wines, Warburn is produced from grapes grown on specially designated vines in South Eastern Australia. Only the most outstanding parcels of grapes are chosen for these hand-crafted wines. The Merlot grape responds magnificently to the estate's Riverina vineyard warm microclimate, producing wines with rich aromas and flavours, and good length.Selected from small parcels of vines grown on the estate, and at selected vineyards, the Premium Reserve are skilfully matured in American and French oak for approximately twelve months. Individual barrels are meticulously selected to produce the aromas, the fine balance of flavours and textures that make Warburn such a favourite and excellent wine.
Colour is a deep garnet red. Soft aromas of blackberry fruit, chocolate with a hint of cedar, spices and a touch of mint. Wonderfully broad palate with complexity and velvety blueberry-like tannins, hints of anise, and a warm meatyness complimented by strokes of minty briar, chocolate and coffee, plums and fig. Smooth and velvety, the palate shows plush, round fruit, with earthy and spice characters framed by smooth and silky tannins, and finishes on a soft note. Enjoy this Merlot with middle-eastern dishes such as roasted chicken with rosemary and garlic, lasagna and spicy kofta with hummus. While ready to enjoy now, the Premium Reserve has cellaring potential.