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Mount Avoca Merlot 2010

Vintage: 2010

Style: Medium bodied red

Country: Australia

Region: Pyrenees, VIC


Overview Merlot is often referred to as a ‘wishy-washy’ variety in Australia. Simple, easy to drink but not a serious wine. This term reminds me of dirty dishwashing water and for some Merlot this description could be seen as kind. It’s a shame that a variety that originates from one of the world’s most famous wine regions, Bordeaux has been given this reputation. Although in Australia most Merlot is made into a quaffing style there are certain exceptions to this rule. Serious Merlot (as funny as that may sound to some people) should display good structure, red berry and spice. This wine ticks these boxes and is a better food wine than one to drink on its own.


Tasting note: A leafy, dusty nose complimented by subtle blueberry aromas. Raspberry and forest fruits on the palate with grainy tannins. A touch short and under ripe but food helps push these characters to the background.


Final Say: No recycled grey water here. $20-$28 a bottle. A decent Merlot if you’re so inclined.

Score: 15.5 out of 20

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