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Merricks Estate Pinot Noirtext
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17¼/20

Merricks Estate Pinot Noir 2015

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, AustraliaLocated by the sea, near Western Port Bay, Merricks Estate was one of the first commercial vineyards, planted in 1978. Immediately the old Pommard clones give off saline, sea notes, with quenching minerality continuing the length of this medium-bodied red. Wild herbs season a pure-fruited core of raspberry, red currant and plum, until white pepper spicing caps the finish. Tannins are finely structured, balancing out the finessed fruit. Distinctive.Tasted: 09 February 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: AUS 39.00 AUS Producer: MerricksGrape: Pinot Noir