2015 Reserve Merlot
The McLeish Merlot showcases a vibrant plum hue, with harmonious aromas of spicy plum, dark cherry and enticing cassis. Our Reserve Merlot displays supple tannins with generous soft red berry fruits on the mid palate and freshness to the fore.
The Hunter Valley experienced some early rain which delayed the start of harvest to early February. The hand harvesting process was carried out to select only the most premium fruit, therefore lower yields where seen. This meticulous selection process lead to intensity ripeness of primary fruit flavours in the 2015 vintage McLeish Merlot.
Our Merlot vineyard was established in 1985 with the vines being hand harvested. Continuously creating outstanding fruit each year, the vines are dry land grown, thus ensuring low yields and high quality fruit. The vineyard soil is quite typical of the Hunter Valley with a mixture of sandy loam and red volcanic clay.
Food: Red meats, pasta, wild game and Soft Cheeses