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2016 Star Lane Merlot

 
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Wine Details

Winery
Star Lane
Vintage
2016
Grape Variety
Merlot
Region
Beechworth
Alcohol (%)
14.2
Purchase Price ($)
55
Wine Rating
94
Closure
Screwcap
Source
Sample

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2016 Star Lane Merlot
Wine Rating 
 
94

Star Lane have a minimalist and uncompromising approach to winemaking, there is a consistent thread of complexity and quality across the range with the 2016 Merlot a reminder of what can be done with the variety in Australia.

The nose enjoys a richness of plum fruit with faint notes of graphite and dark chocolate.

There is a continuation of plum on the palate with a slow rise of drying, finely textured but earthen tannin providing depth and mouth feel. A line of bitter dark chocolate gives another dimension to sullen dark fruits with just enough oak derived richness to provide contrast to finish.

Drinking well now, but will evolve significantly in years to come.

When to Drink

Optimal Drinking
2018 - 2034
Date Reviewed
05 11, 2018
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