JH 90 points (2010)
Our Irvine Estate Merlot is made for every day enjoyment at a premium level. Premium because of the grapes that are selected to go into our final wine.
True enough some of our Grand Merlot selection will be included because of our rigorous barrel selection, but as for grapes, the selection is made specifically.
Irvine Estate Merlot is a combination of Eden Valley and Barossa Valley Merlots.
It is this combination of our high country racy Merlot with the rich, sensuous Merlot of the southern Barossa that gives us our style, character, and the reward to Irvine Merlot.
Fully matured when it reaches the marketplace, our Irvine Estate Merlot will continue to develop even further. We believe that this is an excellent example of truly deep varietal Merlot.