Merlot from Magpie Springs farm in Adelaide Hills, catching the zephyrs of McLaren Vale off the ocean, a delightful slice of South Aus as the hills build and build. I’ve driven past this vineyard a few times and caught the vista. Here’s merlot that gets a whisper of skin contact (just under three days) and gets pressed off to old wood.
Beautiful, light and lithe red of fine tannin, dart-shape and ultra freshness. Come hither, delicious and wildly drinkable, plummy fruit at the cusp of ripeness, tension of tight plum skin, faintest green olive character. So fresh and flirty, mouth-filling yet so light, a quietly complex wine of excellence and massive appeal. Feel that vitality. Energetic, wicked thing. - The Wine Front