Mills Reef Reserve Gimblett Gravels Merlot 2022

$26.99$291.49 inc GST

This full-bodied Merlot sourced from the esteemed Gimblett Gravels is opulent with violets, blackberry and boysenberry fruits with dark chocolate and toasty oak notes. Velvety textured, succulent with a hint of leather.

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Reserve wines are from low-yielding vines producing superior grapes showing intense fruit flavours and pure varietal expression. The winemaking philosophy is to achieve “balance” of flavour, structure and texture.

Reserve wines are more complex than the Mills Reef range and by matching them with food can greatly enhance your dining experience.

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Single Bottle, Case (12 Bottles)


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    Wine Review

    Medium deep crimson. Red plum, blackcurrant, mocha, marzipan aroams with hints of herb garden. Generous red plum, cassis flavours with well integrated marzipan vanilla griled nut notes, fine grainy textures and long fresh mineral acidity. Finishes claret firm with espresso, chocolaty notes. A beautifully made wine highlighting precision winemaking, intuitive maturation timing and selection. Drink 2026 - 2036 13.5% alc 96+ points

    Andrew Caillard MV

    Food Pairings

    This wine can be enjoyed with Venison, plum sauce and purple potatoes.

    Vineyards and Winemaking

    The grapes were gently crushed, allowing some whole berries to remain intact, with the resulting must then transferred into open-top fermenters for a 3-day cold soak. Each vineyard parcel was kept separate. Fermentation proceeded with daily air rummage of the cap for colour, flavour and fine tannin extraction. The resulting wines were racked once and aged for 12 months in quality French oak 300L hogsheads (23.5% new wood). After rigorous blending trials to achieve the precise balance and flavour, the wine was lightly fined, filtered and bottled on the 31st May 2023.