James Oatley Tic Tok Merlot 2009

Merlot from Australia

$14.00 $11.99
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Item No. 109761
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • WS87
Style: Light & Fruity

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

TIC TOK Merlot is a classic and will prove to be a good drink exhibiting rich round cherry cobbler aromas and a bright fruity style. A soft and round Merlot with that distinctive berries and cream center. The length is quite good and will certainly go with a lot of foods. Try it with cheeses, most meats and chicken and many pasta dishes.

Critical Acclaim

"Lithe, with a supple feel to the herb-accented cherry flavors, lingering nicely on the fine-grained finish. Drink now through 2013. "
87 Points

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Style: Light & Fruity
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Learn About James Oatley

Bob Oatley"s heritage goes back to the early days of the convict settlement in Sydney. Bob is a fifth generation Australian - a direct descendant of James Oatley, who was born in Warwickshire, England in 1770, the same year that Captain Cook discovered the east coast of Australia. James Oatley grew up to become a clockmaker but along the way was a little errant in his ways - he...

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Learn About Other Australia

With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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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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