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Western Australian 'Icon' Merlot 2013

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The producer of this wine is a very small family operation with very little retail presence other than in restaurants and via cellar door. The family has shifted recently from wine making to truffle growing in the Manjimup area. They have never gone down the road of wine shows or rating by James Halliday preferring to keep it local and produce wines of exceptional quality. All wines produced are in small batches with love, care and respect for the grape.

All hail the king!!!

We had a long hard think about what iconic figure we could match with our new Western Australian Icon Merlot 2013. We tasted the wine around the tasting bench and the common thread was smooth, sensual, elegant charismatic flavours with rich classy fruit. This could be the King of Merlot’s we thought and who better to match it with than the one and only King of rock and roll who really started it all.
This Icon began his singing career with the legendary Sun Records label in Memphis. In late 1955, his recording contract was sold to RCA Victor. By 1956, he was an international sensation. With a sound and style that uniquely combined his diverse musical influences and blurred and challenged the social and racial barriers of the time, he ushered in a whole new era of American music and popular culture.
He starred in 33 successful films, made history with his television appearances and specials, and knew great acclaim through his many, often record-breaking, live concert performances on tour and in Las Vegas. Globally, he has sold over one billion records, more than any other artist.
Without any of the special privileges, his celebrity status might have afforded him, he honourably served his country in the U.S. Army. His talent, good looks, sensuality, charisma, and good humour endeared him to millions, as did the humility and human kindness he demonstrated throughout his life.

Known the world over by his first name, he is regarded as one of the most important figures of twentieth century popular culture. He left us on August 16, 1977.

We recommend when drinking this beautiful Western Australian Icon Merlot 2013 you sit back and put in his music and soak in the flavours and that unmistakable sound of this iconic individual we lost way too soon.

Comments from Our Wine Buyer: King of Merlot’s and King of rock and roll. These two go hand in hand and I was amazed when I tasted this Merlot. It is complex and well-structured wine showing delicious fruit of fleshy plums and mulberries with a touch of spice and hint of vanilla and elegant and vibrant wine that is well balanced with a soft dry finish and lush velvety tannins.

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Awards / Medal:
WACC Gold IconWACC Gold
Wine Notes
Vibrant purple
Aromas of plums and mulberries.
The palate continues with fleshy plums flavours’, elegant tannins and a soft easy finish.
Oak Treatment:
12 Months in new French oak
Manjimup, Western Australia
Cellaring Potential:
Drinking well now - Good for cellaring until 2022. Stelvin Cap Closure


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