Vintage 2019

Spring Hill Merlot, Irvine Wines

Irvine Wines
Product Code: IR02ZZRC

Tasting Notes

Fresh aromas of sliced plum, red cherry, and red licorice. Medium-bodied with silky tannins. Juicy and fresh, with a tight finish.

Profile

Merlot
Red
14.4%
AUSTRALIA
6
Screw Cap
Irvine Wines
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About this product +

Producer >

Irvine is owned by the Wade and Miles families who together own over 400 acres of vineyards in the Barossa. Peter Miles is a 4th generation vigneron and the original plantings from 1867 (Shiraz) remain on the property today. Irvine wines come predominantly from the Eden Valley vineyards. Their persistent focus is on Merlot, they are one of the most awarded Merlot producers in Australia. Their focus on DNA and viticulture is vital, without good fruit…. Head winemaker Lachlan Duncan has worked vintages in Ribera del Duero, Oregon and Valpolicella. He was instrumental in developing today’s style in iconic neighbouring winery Rockford. These wines are restrained, elegant and complex. Like a good album, they’ll grow on you!

Viticulture >

Irvine’s six vineyards span over 400 acres of the most esteemed Barossa and Eden Valley regions. These prime regions are home to some of the world’s oldest and finest Shiraz and Riesling plantations. An inherent understanding and respect for provenance together with an ongoing commitment to excellence will ensure the Irvine legacy endures.

Winemaking >

12 months with French oak

Awards +

90pts Wine Orbit / 94pts Wine Showcase Magazine

Ratings +

90 Points James Suckling

“Fresh aromas of sliced plum, red cherry, and red licorice. Medium-bodied with silky tannins. Juicy and fresh, with a tight finish. Drink now. Screw cap.”

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