Cellar Door Specials 2018 Credaro Five Tales Margaret River Merlot - New!

2018 Credaro Five Tales Margaret River Merlot - New!

2018 Credaro Five Tales Margaret River Merlot - New!
Nick Bulleid MW's Tasting Notes
Background

The 2018 growing season in Margaret River was cooler than average, particularly January and February. Unusually for the region, January also brought rain, but the fine weather that followed banished fears of mildews. Autumn was mild and dry.

The grapes for this generously wine were grown on the company’s Wilyabrup and Yallingup vineyards. The wine was fermented and held on skins for a total of 15 days and then pressed. It was matured for 12 months in barriques of French oak.

Colour
Mid-deep red, with garnet edge.

Nose
Red plum and spices. Hints of leaf with leather from bottle-age.

Structure / Palate
Mid to full body. Round and plump in the mouth. Plenty of red fruit and dried herb flavours. Soft tannins.

The wine shows Merlot’s trademark characters - a supple palate, fine tannins softening early and hints of leaf with its red fruits. It is fully ready now and will hold in bottle past 2022. A flexible wine, it’s delicious red meats, subtle pasta sauces or simply by itself.

This unexpected find is far removed from the more familiar red-fruited Merlot. It now speaks more of its region than the grape variety. The great appeal is its supple balance and graceful flow through the mouth.

Bottle Size 750ml
Bottle Closure Screwcap
Alcohol 14.0%
Cellaring Potential 2022+
Serving Suggestion red meats, flavoursome pastas and various barbecued dishes
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$13.99
Old price: $24.00, Save $10.01
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