Clarendon Hills Merlot Brookman 2005
The Bordeaux varietals begin with the 2005 Merlot Brookman Vineyard. Sourced from a 65-year-old vineyard, it is opaque purple-colored with an expressive perfume of toasty oak, mulberry, blackberry, black raspberry, and chocolate. Layered, rich, and thick, it can be drunk now but will evolve for 5-7 years.
Clarendon Hills is a small family run winery based in Clarendon, South Australia. With a philosophy to convey variety expression at an ultimate level, hand performance of every task ensures each step of the process is exacting to specification. Making wine in an old-school, low technology fashion - each decision bases the sight, smell, taste and interpretation as its mechanics.
External Reviews for Clarendon Hills Merlot Brookman
The Brookman vineyard's clay soil is perfectly conducive to the production of Merlot. The variety expresses itself here with lots of plum and blueberry fruit on the nose. Chocolatey notes add depth to the palate. This is an amazingly smooth textured and silky wine.