2013 Beal & Co Merlot

Serious Merlot for the true enthusiast.
4.3
Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
3 Reviews

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The Beal & Co. Merlot is grown on Callum Beal's family vineyard in the Adelaide Hills.

The Merlot is his pride and joy. Every berry was destemmed, and fermented with indigenous yeasts, then left alone in oak for 18 months prior to bottling. He believes the Adelaide Hills can grow some great, smashable versions of the variety, but also serious renditions to turn heads too.

This is very much the latter - coming from steeply-planted 30 year old vines in the higher section of Callum's vineyard. It's a fuller, more structured and concentrated Merlot, with time in bottle seeing it drinking beautifully right now!

It's a lovely take on this loveable variety from a young gun South Australian winemaker.

The Merlot vineyard is 450m above sea-level on shallow rocky soils. The vines are planted on steep slopes and are 30 years old. Neudorf Valley is typified by its warm days, cool afternoon breezes, and cold nights during the ripening season. These site conditions cause a protracted ripening period and aid in producing high quality fruit.

Customer Reviews

4.3
Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
Based on 3 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 1 Total 4 star reviews: 2 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
3 reviews
  • CB Profile picture for Caroline B.
    Caroline B.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Merlo - A Mer-lot

    Love this vineyard, and the 2013 Merlot is only getting four stars so I can give the Beal & Co Little Red five.

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    David M.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    What a surprise

    Stunning value here - a big, juicy Merlot with some real character.

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    B P.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    A really nice merlot

    Bought to support bushfire appeal, didn't really have any expectations. Started really nicely, a little heavier than expected but definitely had the presence of plumb and earthy tones, finished a little sharper than expected but was delicious nonetheless.

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