Gartelmann Wines [Hunter Valley NSW], Orange "Joey" Merlot 2015
The Gartelmann team has released a powerhouse duo of Bordeaux reds sourced from their Orange & Mudgee vineyards.
This Orange Merlot, already with 4 years of development shows deep mulberry vibrancy.
Aromas and flavours of blackcurrant, violets and blueberries with wafts of mixed herbs and an undertow of savoury almonds, imbue the senses.
The wine glides warmly across the palate and tongue, no doubt facilitated by the [declared] 15.3% Alc component.
This is a full-bodied, grounded Merlot, not to be quaffed but rather shared over a meal of fulsome proteins. It's one to be enjoyed now and over the next 3 - 5 years
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