Oxford Landing Merlot 2002

Merlot from South Australia, Australia

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Item No. 60356
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Deep Crimson in color and laden with rich fruit flavor and warmth, this exuberant young wine invites immediate drinking. A medium-bodied dry red, it also has the backbone to enable it to improve with up to three years cellaring. The wines supple tannins are matched with leathery, spicy characters interwoven with the ripe berry fruit and a hint of American oak.

Learn About Oxford Landing Map ItMap It

Oxford Landing isn't some invented name on a wine label. It's a real place, a real vineyard, that lies alongside the River Murray near the South Australian river town of Waikerie. Wyndham Hill Smith found this place in 1958 and Yalumba purchased the block naming it Oxford Landing after a nearby site where drovers once grazed and watered sheep on the long journey to Adelaide from northern pastoral properties.

Today, Oxford Landing has matured into one of Australia's most innovative viticultural enterprises delivering varietal flavor through a collection of value priced varietal wines.

Learn About South Australia

The majority of wines from Australia come from this state. Home to the red wine regions of McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare Valley.

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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