Brash Higgins MRLO 2016

MRLO is of course Merlot. From clay soils of Brash’s neighbour in the Lennon Vineyard. Matured in amphora for 9 months. 10% Nero d’Avola added for lift and spice

Brash Higgins, MRLO, Merlot, McLaren Vale, 2016

Fragrant, herbaceous and earthy. Warm coffee grounds, wet plums in their juice, cocoa nibs, roast almonds, old leather, dark mahogany, yeasty with glossy black hints of sweeter cola and vanilla. Stills delivers a primary palate, carrying an almost  just-fermented fizz. Medium bodied with a purple and black fruit profile topped with cola/chinotto herbal bitter-sweetness. Acidity is fresh and the fine sandpaper-like tannin finish is pleasing. A unique take on Merlot that is highly likeable.

RRP: $39
Alc: 13.9%
Rating: 18/20

Wine sample courtesy of Brash Higgins

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