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2015 Giant Steps Yarra Valley Merlot

Region:Yarra Valley , VIC

Style:Medium Bodied

Producer:Giant Steps

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One of Australia's leading Merlots from an amazing vintage and a special producer.

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About

Giant Steps is best known for their stunning Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and in more recent times, Syrah, but their Bordeaux variety wines from the famous Sexton vineyard in the Yarra Valley are phenomenal wines in themselves. Merlot has had a hard time of it in Australia, but this wine is, as James Halliday put when describing the previous 2014 vintage, "near the very top of the merlot tree in Australia"._ The 2015 vintage has served up what is obviously excellent fruit, with the typically meticulous and minimalist Giant Steps winemaking regime resulting in a wonderful finished product. A Merlot to prove the doubters wrong. Stunning.

What it Tastes Like

This is a serious Merlot from the first whiff. Dark and brooding nose with black fruits, toasty oak and earth. Waves of plums, blueberries and cassis on the palate, with mouth-coating texture and brilliant, firm tannins. Imposing length of flavour. Big mouthful of wine but everything in proportion. Delicious.

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Giant Steps winemaker Steve Flamsteed