This is the one. Must drink.
About The Wine
Merlot. Often maligned, rarely nailed in Australia. Here's a wine that bucks the trend.
The Highbank Merlot sets a high watermark for the variety in Coonawarra. It's a tribute to the high-quality farming by Dennis Vice and his crew. Sustainable viticulture yielding a tremendous wine that can go toe-to-toe with the most esteemed of the old world and the new.
This shows deep, brooding fruit and a framework of incredible tannin that will see it develop beautifully for decades to come. Mike Bennie wrote, "This is as good a merlot as I’ve seen in recent years." in his huge 96+ point review of the 2015 vintage.
Highbank is a hidden gem of the Coonawarra wine scene.
A small, independent operation started by Dennis and Bonnie Vice more than two decades ago, this is one of the few organically-farmed vineyards on the hallowed Terra Rossa soils of this famous region.
The wines are a traditionalist's dream. They are statuesque, elegant and architectural and exemplify what modern Coonawarra could look like. Forward-thinking sustainable farming building towards classic wines with pedigree and longevity. If you've fallen out of love with Coonawarra, Highbank might be the one to rekindle the relationship.