From Wrattonbully , a region which appears to have developed the reputation of being the poor man’s Coonawarra. With names like Tapanappa and Terre à Terre making their mark that may all change. This Merlot is more perfunctory than ‘Reserve’ though.
Sweetly fruited. Plums with ripples of raspberry alongside chocolate and herbs. Roughly hewn oak and tannin. Touch of eucalypt on the back-palate. Accessible if a bit of a stretch at the price. 87
Tasted: July 2014