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.
ALCOHOL VOLUME: 13.8%
ACIDITY: pH 3.46; TA 6.2g/L
RESIDUAL SUGAR: <1.0g/L