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Taylors

Taylors
2015 Merlot, Clare Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$17.99
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'2016 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $20 and Under' Best Value Australian Merlot

Taylors
2015 Merlot, Clare Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14%
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of boysenberry tart, melted chocolate mint, and hint of menthol and eucalyptus with a satiny, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, long pomegranate-cranberry chutney, nutskin, pepper jelly, and cedar finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak. A rich, chewy merlot with lots of spicy and herbal complexity.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Oaky, Rich & Full, Savory & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: boysenberry tart, melted chocolate mint, and hint of menthol and eucalyptus
Taste Flavor: pomegranate-cranberry chutney, nutskin, pepper jelly, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Lamb Tagine, Mongolian Beef, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, chewy merlot with lots of spicy and herbal complexity.
The Producer

Taylors Wines

The Producer
89a Winery Road
Auburn, South Australia 2049
Australia
61 -2 8585 3518
Merlot
Wine Glass Cabernet.jpg
Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Merlot is a red variety that is loved by consumers, yet often shunned by certain wine gurus and critics, as they perceive these wines as “little sisters” to the more powerful Cabernet Sauvignon. Yet on its own, the best examples of Merlot are multi-layered, complex wines that are among the finest in the world.

Merlot has many similar flavors to Cabernet Sauvignon, especially with its cherry and plum fruit, but is has fewer, less sharp tannins than Cabernet Sauvignon. Many producers whether in Bordeaux, America, Chile or elsewhere, often blend small percentages of Merlot into Cabernet Sauvignon to lessen the tannic bitterness of the latter.

A few districts in France’s Bordeaux region, namely Pomerol, are home to the greatest examples of Merlot. Chateau Petrus is the world’s most famous example of Merlot, a powerful wine that ages beautifully for 30 or 40 years in the best vintages. There are also celebrated examples from American, especially in Washington’s Walla Walla valley as well as in Napa Valley in California. Merlot is also very successful in Chile, New Zealand and even in certain part of Italy.

Merlot pairs best with foods such as lamb or veal, but it also sought out by consumers to accompany steaks and roast when they want a rounder, more elegant red wine.
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