2020 Pimpala Road Shiraz, Geoff Merrill, McLaren Vale, Australia
A strong, spicy varietal from south Australia with fruit from three key areas Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale and Riverland, areas renowned for producing some of Australia`s greatest Shiraz wines. It is well balanced with complex rich, expressive leathery palate and a hint of smoky American oak. Soft tannins and intense red berry fruit continue on the long finish with intense flavours of dark chocolate and spice.
Geoff Merrill was born in 1953 and was raised on a sheep station in the far north of South Australia until he was 11 years old. The Merrill family then moved to the Barossa Valley, just north of Adelaide, where Geoff`s first links with the wine industry were formed. Following his `apprenticeship` at Chateau Reynella, in 1985 he purchased the historic Mount Hurtle winery. Reknowned for his handle-bar moustache and friendship with many of crickets elite, his talents were rewarded in 2005 when he received the legendary Jimmy Watson Trophy, probably Australia`s most prestigious wine award, named after the iconic Jimmy Watson`s Wine Bar in Melbourne.
14% ABV. Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.