Fermoy Estate

2018 Merlot

$30

Varietals (%’s):  87% Merlot; 13% Cabernet Sauvignon

Appearance:  Rich plum red.

Aroma:  Blackcurrant, plum and redcurrant fruits combine with notes of coffee grounds, vanilla, dark chocolate, cedar and thyme.

Palate:  Plush red and black fruit characters at the fore lead into a more structural back palate showing structural red earth tannins, woody herbs and black olive savouriness.

Oak detail:  18 months maturation in a combination of new (25%) 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:  14.5%

Acidity:  ph 3.6; TA 5.8g/L

Residual sugar:  0.4g/L

Awards & Reviews:  

94pts: "This is a merlot worth putting in the cellar. It’s both a structured and well-fruited merlot though the easiest way to describe it is: it’s impressive. It boasts a serious amount of tannin, perhaps a little too much for some, but the combination of fruit-and-oak is there to match it step for step. Plenty of development potential." Campbell Mattinson, Winefront, January 2020.

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