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2016 Fermoy Estate Merlot Quarterly



Varietals (%’s):  88% Merlot; 10% Cabernet Sauvignon; 2% Shiraz

Appearance:  Rich plum red with black tints.

Aroma:  A core of sweet blue and black fruits – cherry, blueberry and plum intertwine with savoury notes of black olive, dark chocolate and herbal spice.

Palate:  Blueberries and 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 dark chocolate and cedar spice add complexity and intrigue, while a bright acid line provides sweetness, 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:  14.0% 

Acidity:  pH 3.53; TA 6.1g/L

Residual Sugar:  <1.0g/L

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