Merlot

  • 2014 Merlot

    RRP $30.00 Club price $25.00
    This one just keeps getting better and better, with a few more medals awarded recently. From the Hunter's best vintage ever, this Merlot has not put a foot wrong. Continuing to be soft yet complex on the palate, this wine has David Hook style written all over it – classic fruit flavour dominating, with older French oak barrel treatment for 14 months. This Merlot is at its peak flavour complexity now, and will drink well for at least another 10-15 years.
    Varietal Merlot
    Vintage 2014
    Alc/Vol 13%
    Bottle size 750mL
    Region Lovedale, Hunter Valley, NSW
    Winemaker
    CategoriesMerlot, Red wines
  • 2018 Bella Bubbles

    RRP $25.00 Club price $22.00
    What a beauty is Bella, and she's SO popular! This is a neutral palate sparkling rosé (Merlot based), so it's neither too sweet nor too dry ... it's just right! The fresh and juicy Merlot berry flavours shine bright and clear, the twinkling bubbles bringing a light touch of sweetness through to a crisp finale. Not just for special occasions – enjoy chilled with any glittering celebration.
    Varietal Merlot
    Vintage 2018
    Alc/Vol 12%
    Bottle size 750mL
    Region Lovedale, Hunter Valley, NSW
    Winemaker
    CategoriesMerlot, Rosé, Sparkling
  • 2018 Maddie’s Merlot

    RRP $30.00 Club price $25.00
    This is our first Merlot since 2014, and is a departure from our usual aged-in-old-French-oak-for-14-months style. Our winemaker (Nick Paterson) recommended that we bottle this wine a little earlier than usual (November 21 2018) to showcase all the bright, berry fruit flavours, and boy was he right, as our 'Maddie' is already turning heads, plus it recently picked up a silver medal. Nick also introduced a new Saury French oak barrel (300L) to approx. 1/3 of the total volume, then combined that with the remaining 2/3 volume that was aged in our older French oak barrels. While drinking SO easily now, we’re excited to see how this will age – it’s an absolute cracker, and so different to our 2014 Hooky-made Merlot!
    Varietal Merlot
    Vintage 2018
    Alc/Vol 12.5%
    Bottle size 750mL
    Region Lovedale, Hunter Valley, NSW
    Winemaker
    CategoriesMerlot, Red wines
  • 2019 2 Fat Cows Rosé

    RRP $22.00 Club price $18.00
    This beaut rosé (Merlot based) is named after our two lovely bovines Thelma and Louise, and, like our 'girls', it's fat and juicy, heavy with red berry lusciousness, and has a light hint of rose petal. If you're a fan of our (sold out) 2017 Rosé, this one should fulfil your fantasies! She'e also popular with wine judges, and recently picked up a bronze medal.
    Varietal Merlot
    Vintage 2019
    Alc/Vol 12.2%
    Bottle size 750mL
    Region Lovedale, Hunter Valley, NSW
    Winemaker
    CategoriesMerlot, Rosé