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2015 Fermoy Estate Merlot


VARIETALS (%’s):  93% Merlot; 5% Cabernet Sauvignon; 2% Shiraz

APPEARANCE:  Rich plum red with black tints.

AROMA:  A core of sweet black fruits – cherry, blackberry and plum intertwine with savoury notes of black olive and rosemary spice.

PALATE:  Black cherry and ripe plum fruits on the mid-palate lead to a rich and savoury back palate of black olive, aromatic herbs and tobacco spice.  Oak notes of cigar box, dark chocolate and cedar spice add complexity and intrigue, while a bright acid line provides structure and length to the finish.

OAK DETAIL:  18 months maturation in a combination of new (35%) and seasoned French oak barriques – using a selection of Bordeaux coopers.

CELLARING:  Tannins are sufficiently integrated to allow for immediate drinking, however will continue to develop and evolve over the next 10 years.


ACIDITY:  pH 3.46; TA 6.2g/L


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