Fermoy Estate

2021 Merlot


Vintage: 2021 - a cooler vintage by Margaret River standards resulting in wines with heightened aromatics and bright natural acids.

Varietals (%’s):  86% Merlot; 14% Cabernet Sauvignon

Appearance:  Vibrant ruby red.

Aroma:  Vibrant aromas of redcurrant, black plum and blueberry combine with complexing notes of dark chocolate and cooking herb spice.

Palate:  Medium bodied, flavoursome & juicy. Plush fruits of black plum and redcurrant jelly sweeten the front and mid-palates, whilst savoury herb nuances of thyme and bay combine with cedar, ground coffee and cocoa spice to complex the finish. Silken tannins provide for form, structure and length.

Oak detail:  18 months maturation in a combination of new (20%) 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 6-8 years.

Alcohol volume:  14.5%

Acidity:  pH 3.45; TA 6.1g/L

Residual sugar:  <0.5g/L


Food Pairing: Sunday Roast

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