Shaw Vineyard Estate Merlot 2014

This edition carries plenty of Silver and Bronze awards from various international and local wine shows in 2016. Still the current release.

Shaw Vineyard Estate, Merlot, Canberra, 2014

Christmasy cedar/pine spice dominates easy black and red fruit aromas. Smooth and easy palate. The 4 years in bottle has allowed this to mellow. Soft, simple tannins give a day-bed cushion to blackberries and bramble. Cola-esque sweetness with dark soy/anise spice. Chary oak makes for a”burnt ends” meatiness that isn’t unattractive. It’s not going to rock your world, but it is well made. Crack it with a big big plate of sticky ribs and you’re set.

RRP: $28
Alc: 14%
Rating: 16.75/20

Wine sample courtesy of Shaw Vineyard Estate and PalatePR 

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