2017 Geoff Merrill Pimpala Road Shiraz

10.75 8.88
Type of Wine Red
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Winery Geoff Merrill
Year 2017
Grape Syrah-Shiraz
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2020 - 2025
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A legend, that is the only correct word for the striking winemaker Geoff Merrill. The vineyards can be found not far from Adelaide in McLaren Vale where a ridge and a cool sea breeze provide some relief. Geoff has special ideas of his own: he does not make his wines for the short term, but for the long term. He also does not shy away from aging in wood, as long as the wines can bear it. Also very remarkable is that Geoff lets his wines first drink before they appear on the market. For example, the reserve wines are only available 6 years after the harvest and the estate wines 3 years after the harvest. This is partly possible due to the presence of fine acids that give the wine a rich fruit structure and enhance the complexity. The Reserve Shiraz has received the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy, Australia's highest honor for a Shiraz.

The Geoff Merrill Pimpala Road Shiraz is now such a typical Australian Shiraz that is characterized by being juicy and fruity and not as strict and tannic as, for example, the French Rhône wines. the wine has a fresh beautiful ruby red color with purple hues. In the nose notes of ripe black fruit, chocolate and a hint of vanilla. In the mouth a full body and ripe tannins and nice and juicy.

FACT: The Pimpala Road is named after the location of the house, the historic Mount Hurtle winery which is located on Pimpala Road.

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Type of Wine Red
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Winery Geoff Merrill
Grape Syrah-Shiraz
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2017
Drinking as of 2020
Drinking till 2025
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Screw cap
Parker rating 90
Tasting Profiles Dark fruit, Dry, Fruity, Spicy, Flexible
Drink moments Barbecue, Borrelen, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag
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