I was in a car driving past this vineyard, opposite the little valley that holds Giant Steps’ Tarraford vineyard, less than a month ago. No one much really likes to talk about Merlot in Australia but I enjoyed the glimpse as I believe TarraWarra make one of the best in the country.
This isn’t the greatest ever release of the K-block but I still think it’s an impressive one, especially given the challenges the year presented. Red fruits and plums, earth, kalamata olives and meat jus. Pepper spice. Savoury with a lovely set of tannins. Only medium-bodied but tastes good. 90
Region: Yarra Valley
Tasted: September 2013