2014 Geoff Merrill Pimpala Vineyard Cabernet Merlot

2014 Geoff Merrill Pimpala Vineyard Cabernet Merlot

Johan Axlund

"Great vintage of this full-bodied Cabernet. Rich whilst elegant, concentrated dark fruits and great oak treatment."

Johan Axlund

Angus Hughson

"The anticipated '14 vintage does not disappoint. Has all the hallmarks of traditional craftsmanship."

Angus Hughson

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Johan Axlund

"Great vintage of this full-bodied Cabernet. Rich whilst elegant, concentrated dark fruits and great oak treatment."

Johan Axlund

Angus Hughson

"The anticipated '14 vintage does not disappoint. Has all the hallmarks of traditional craftsmanship."

Angus Hughson

63% off RRP
$20.99 per bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $5.25 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*

There are so many great things about this superb McLaren Vale red that we might wear out the exclamation mark button on a few keyboards (who needs the number 1 anyway?). 

So the Pimpala Vineyard is just 3 acres of vines surrounding the Mount Hurtle winery in northern McLaren Vale. 

Planted in 1985 with Cabernet Sauvignon (from the famous Reynella clone) and Merlot, it's now almost surrounded by Adelaide suburbia, one of the last remaining blocks just a few kms from the first Cabernet vineyard in South Australia. 

With this wine, Geoff picks the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Merlot, a move that ultimately means lots of flavour but elegance and spice too. An anomaly of a wine, from an anomaly of a vineyard. Then, just to make this even more unique, Geoff left this to age for over multiple years in the winery, ultimately making for a beautifully silky wine that is in the prime of its life.

Tech stuff

14.5
McLaren Vale
2014
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2024
750ml

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Bright aromas of dark fruits, chocolate and mint continue onto the palate. Full-bodied with firm tannins and well-integrated oak from time in French and American oak. Juicy, well-structured and loaded with flavour this wine is a great bargain.

How was it made?

“This exclusive, small batch range pay homage to the beautiful old vineyards that are the centrepiece of our home, the famous heritage listed Mount Hurtle winery. Established in the late 1800’s, Mount Hurtle has been our home since the early 1980’s.” - Geoff Merrill

Who made it?

Geoff Merrill has been making wines under his own label since 1980. He purchased the Mount Hurtle winery in 1985. The derelict building is now restored to its former glory and lies nestled in four acres of vineyard and garden with Tuscan inspired charm. The winery and 1500 square metre barrel hall completed in 1998 cope well with the rigours of modern winemaking. Geoff's winemaking philosophy is to make wine that allows regional, varietal and vintage expression without excessive winemaker intervention. Geoff specialises in shiraz and cabernet sauvignon and believes that great wine is a matter of balance. He strives for subtle, elegant and harmonious flavour, with an unwavering commitment to styles that can be enjoyed at table. Premium reds are released 3 years after harvest, while the reserve selection and Henley labels are held in the cellar for oak and bottle maturation for 5 years prior to release.

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