2016 Geoff Merrill Graymoor Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Geoff Merrill Graymoor Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

Johan Axlund

"An intense and powerful wine. Red cassis fruits, dried herbs and complexity from ageing. Great acidity and oak treatment in typical Geoff Merrill style."

Johan Axlund

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Johan Axlund

"An intense and powerful wine. Red cassis fruits, dried herbs and complexity from ageing. Great acidity and oak treatment in typical Geoff Merrill style."

Johan Axlund

RRP: $55.00 per bottle54% OFF

$24.99

(buy 6 or more)

$25.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $6.50 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
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Geoff Merrill is based in McLaren Vale, but also has an established vineyard in Coonawarra known as Graymoor which Geoff taps into for Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Normally the fruit from this vineyard gets blended in with McLaren Vale grapes, but in 2014 Geoff was so happy it that he made a single vineyard release - a superb, full-flavoured Cabernet.

After extended oak and bottle maturation, this firm, classically proportioned Coonawarra red is looking absolutely A1. It's a dense, powerful and structured ripe red that is only just starting to soften.

Anyone who loves full-bodied reds built for ageing will appreciate the lines here.

Expert Reviews

95 Points - Sam Kim - Wine OrbitA magnificent rendition of the variety; the bouquet shows blackcurrant, cedar, tobacco and subtle spice characters on the nose, leading to a wonderfully weighted palate that’s flavoursome and persistent. It’s refined and sumptuous at the same time, finishing impressively long and delicious. 5 stars.
93 Points - Wine Showcase Magazine

Tech stuff

Cabernet Sauvignon
Geoff Merrill
Coonawarra
2016
750ml
14.5%
Cellar to 2028
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

A magnificent rendition of the variety; the bouquet shows blackcurrant, cedar, tobacco and subtle spice characters on the nose, leading to a wonderfully weighted palate that’s flavoursome and persistent. It’s refined and sumptuous at the same time, finishing impressively long and delicious. 5 stars.

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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Kamil Narayan

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I love experimenting with wines and encourage our Wine Collective members to try something different all the time. It’s amazing how the same grape variety from 2 different regions made by 2 different wine makers can taste so different. Some wines can be enjoyed on their own while others are better with food. If we all liked the same thing we’d be pretty boring.