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2014 Opening Gambit Merlot 1.5L

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An elegant nose of blackcurrant and black fruits with creamy undertones and floral notes. The palate is charming, with dark, ripe fruits, supple tannins and well integrated oak.

94 pts

"Iodine, black cherries and blackcurrants spill from the glass, inviting you inside the wine. Initially the wine presents delicious dark, ripe fruits before the tannins begin to set in. Dense long and supple, they suggest time in the bottle is the message here.. This wine takes me to Bolgheri with its rich, savoury, sagebrush mocha notes that persist along the finish. A very sexy merlot, triggering the question 'why can’t the standard be more like this across the valley?' Impressive texture. Food friendly."

 – Anthony Gismondi

93 pts

"This wine begins with aromas of cassis with elusive notes reminiscent of spice and iodine. On the palate, there are flavours of black cherry and black currant that linger sweetly on the finish. The firm texture suggests this wine will age especially well."

– John Schreiner

92 pts

"This tastes of black cherry fruit wrapped in dried leaves, tobacco and a sprinkling of Italian herbs. The tannins are chewy and substantial, but ripe and rich, in keeping with the overall flavor profile. The length and detail through the finish are impressive, as are all of the winery's 2014 Merlots."

- Wine Enthusiast

220.00 |  per bottle

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