2017 Tahbilk One Million Cuttings Merlot

2017 Tahbilk One Million Cuttings Merlot

Felix Gentle

"Ripe, plummy fruit and gorgeously soft tannins. Yes, please."

Felix Gentle

Johan Axlund

"Dark, delicious berry fruit. Packed full of soft, generous fruit and oak."

Johan Axlund

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$11.99 per bottle
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Felix Gentle

"Ripe, plummy fruit and gorgeously soft tannins. Yes, please."

Felix Gentle

Johan Axlund

"Dark, delicious berry fruit. Packed full of soft, generous fruit and oak."

Johan Axlund

56% off RRP
$11.99 per bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $3.00 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*
Sarah Linhart

"Spiced plums and tea. Warm and syrupy with a spicy finish. A crowd pleaser"

Sarah Linhart


Angus Hughson

"Lashings of ripe blackberry and black olive fruits with a long, supple finish."

Angus Hughson

This juicy Merlot is another standout from our friends over at Tahbilk - it's the essence of what Merlot is famous for, all plush plum fruit and soft tannins. Seriously easy drinking.

Tech stuff

15.0
Victoria
2017
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2022
750ml

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Poor old Merlot gets a gets a bad wrap. It really does. Once the cool kid, it is now way back in the line, sitting behind the swagger of Pinot Noir and the shiny newness of Nero d'Avola or Tempranillo. But you know what? Good Merlot is delicious. Rich, soft, generous - it can be lovely red wine. And this Tahbilk One Million Cuttings Merlot fits that brief perfectly, showing everything good about Merlot. No need for trickery, no fancy names, just loads of plummy fruit, a liberal dash of spice, all backed up by that trademark varietal generosity. This Merlot has everything you want.

How was it made?

This wine was crafted from 100% Merlot grapes, sourced from our vineyards in the Goulburn Valley. Grapes were picked and crushed during the cool of night to retain their fresh, varietal flavours. The juice was then divided into select parcels. Each parcel underwent a different treatment such as malolactic fermentation; fermentation and time with French and American oak; or spending an extended period on yeast lees. Each treatment resulted in an individually flavoured parcel of wine, and the unique character and personality of the final blend is a result of the special handling of these separate parcels.

Who made it?

The name Tahbilk comes from the language of the Daung-wurrung clans, the first people in the area. They called it tabilk-tabilk which means place of many waterholes. Tahbilk Wines was established in 1860 in the Nagambie lakes sub region of Victoria’s Goulburn Valley. It is home to a unique meso-climate, influenced by inland lakes and lagoons fed from the Goulburn River. Purchased by the Purbrick family in 1925, Tahbilk is home to 5 generations. Tahbilk is home to 200 hectares of vine, including the traditional Rhone Valley varietals Marsanne, Viognier, Roussanne, Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre. Classic varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Verdelho are also present. Tahbilk's flagship 1860 Vines Shiraz is produced from the estate’s original 1/2 ha of ungrafted, pre-phylloxera Shiraz vines that are amongst the oldest in the world.

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Felix Gentle

Wine Panel Manager

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