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THE RATBAG MERLOT 2016 McLaren Vale, South Australia
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer HUGH HAMILTON
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Extremely deep intense purple colour. Intense, fairly juicy, spicy, black cherry nose with some cedary, eucalyptus-tinged notes. Dry, medium bodied, tangy, gently juicy, plummy, ripe, black cherry flavours with a lingering, crisp, gently cedary , earth-tinged finish. Try with a rack of lamb. This has 14.8% alcohol and 5 g/L residual sugar with lot number L8281 on the lower part of the glass bottle. Screwcap closure. CSPC 59972
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Vin Glo
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Rating **+(89 points)
Tangy, Juicy, Ripe Black Cherry
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: In such a Mediterranean clime, it is easy to forget just how well Bordeaux varieties can perform with the region's maritime influence. This is no exception. Gently extracted for a design persuasive of early drinking. Notes of tomato leaf, mint and a plummy mid-palate strewn with dried herb, are the calling cards. Score - 91 (Ned Goodwin, winecompanion.com.au, Aug. 1, 2019) Price $ 24.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 30, 2020
Cases bought 120 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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