Clarendon Hills Brookman Merlot 2003

Merlot from McLaren Vale, Australia

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Item No. 80390
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • W&S89
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2003 Brookman Merlot, highlights the quality of the fruit that is produced from forty-five year old vines, planted on deep clay soils. The wine is a deep ruby red almost black in color, scented with aromas of herbs, plums, coffee and earth. In the mouth the wine reveals flavors of dark chocolate, plums, mocha and earth. This Merlot is medium to full bodied, rich and silky with a long finish.

Learn About Clarendon Hills Map ItMap It

Clarendon Hills is a small family-run winery based in Clarendon, South Australia. The company was founded by biochemist, Roman Bratasiuk, in 1990. The story of Clarendon Hills is one of passion, dedication and commitment to exception wine. It all began when this biochemist and wine lover decided to produce his own wine. Though he'd never trained as a winemaker, Roman let himself be guided by his refined palate and scientific knowledge. Following his favorite producers and preferred styles, Roman sought to make a version of the wines he loved.

Learn About McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines. Notable Facts In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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