Merlot South Australia
Penfold's inviolably high standards of quality have achieved international acclaim for a distinguished lineage of famous winemakers and memorable vintages. Drawing fruit from the finest vineyards, Penfolds fashion a deeply flavoursome yet forward drinking Merlot that's in fine form. Rawson's Retreat is a gentle red wine, vibrant and plummy, with delicate oak, splendid textures and long, lasting finish. This delicious young Merlot will reward early drinking and rise to the occasion alongside all your favourite faire faire.
One of the top winemaking estates in the world in terms of quality, brand awareness and product range, the consistency in the quality of Penfold reds is recognised worldwide. Penfold are predominantly a South Australian winemaker, sourcing Merlot from their own vineyards and from a schedule of independent growers, many of whose families have supplied grapes to the company for generations by virtue of the exceptional quality of fruit, including the elite Penfolds Grange Growers Club. Designed as an early drinking Merlot, to be enjoyed soon after vintage, matured only slightly to retain fresh fruit focus, some parcels are aged under French and American oak to provide additional depth and complexity.
Dark cherry red with a solid core. Plum and spice mingle with dark cherry. Fresh, vibrant and inviting. A medium bodied style with attractive middle palate weight. Juicy plum fruit and ripe dark cherry notes are given subtle notes of savoury French oak. Tannins are gentle and round, providing texture and length on the palate. Superb alongside beef or veal, lamb and pork recipes.