Meritage is a name we don't see much of in Australia as it is something of a Californian term, usually used in the context of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc based blends. This savoury and dry, full flavoured red has a bit of a Californian accent too, big flavours and big tannins just itching for some red wine.
The GMH Meritage is a Bordeaux blend consisting of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot from McLaren Vale, the Limestone Coast and the Adelaide Hills.
Appearance: Deep ruby red.
Nose: Delicate aromas of violets, plum and black cherry.
Palate: The blending of these Bordeaux varieties creates fabulous harmony in red wine. This wine exhibits the balance and generosity of flavour that such a harmonious blend provides. The palate is rich with notes of black forest cake and dark chocolate with subtle herbaceous wild berries. A beautifully structured wine with a lengthy finish.
Cracka Tasting Panel (2013 Vintage) says
Hey Canada we stole your wine!
This 2013 Geoff Hardy GMH Meritage Cabernet blend is normally sold exclusively to the Canadian Opimiam Society; a 40,000 member strong food and wine club with vinos chosen by Jane Masters MW.
The Opimiam Society have taken this Meritage Cabernet Merlot for the past 13 vintages, but this time around we asked Geoff very nicely and he lobbed a few cases our way.
We're not surprised that the Canadians love this red - it comes absolutely packed with choc berry richness, with a classic chunkiness that brings you back for more and more.
Sourced from Geoff's vineyards all over South Australia (in McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and the Adelaide Hills), this red blend has scooped up a bag of medals, impressing everyone with its juicy blackberry fruit.
Sam Kim (2015 Vintage) says
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