Geoff Merrill Reserve cabernet sauvignon
34 months in French and American oak hogsheads.
The colour is a rich dark red with ruby hues. On first opening, the light fresh herbaceous Cabernet notes come forward. Looking deeper, a strong green capsicum spice backs up the warmer savoury meaty notes, complex oak characters and blueberry fruits on display.
The palate gently builds after the first glass into a very well structured and strongly flavoured muscular wine. Dark fruits, ripe firm tannin and ample acidity blend seamlessly with the integrated oak flavour and structure completing this great example of a top end Cabernet.
95 points – Sam Kim (Wine Orbit)
94 points – Ray Jordan (The West Australian)
94 points – Australian Wine Showcase Magazine
93 points – National Liquor News (Annual Cabernet Tasting)
92 points – Huon Hooke (The Real Review)
“By all means open it now but the rewards will come with patience. Best drinking from 2022 to 2032. Pair it with rare dry aged Angus beef, mushroom risotto, roast lamb with garlic and rosemary, a gourmet beef burger and finish with a nice hard cheese.”
“A selection of our finest barrels from the vintage are selected for our Reserve range and given additional maturation in oak prior to bottling and cellaring.” – Geoff Merrill