HICKINBOTHAM CLARENDON VINEYARD 'THE REVIVALIST' MERLOT 2017

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Huon Hooke
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James Halliday's Wine Companion
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HIME201710 UCAU
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It smells comforting at first, but as the drinker delves, the bouquet unveils mossy, damp forest earth, and then fresher, leafy greens emerge with their tannins. Medium bodied, strawberry and plum, savoury, grainy graphite tannin, cool acidity, tomato paste flavour on the finish. 100% Merlot matured in French oak for 15 months.
It smells comforting at first, but as the drinker delves, the bouquet unveils mossy, damp forest earth, and then fresher, leafy greens emerge with their tannins. Medium bodied, strawberry and plum, savoury, grainy graphite tannin, cool acidity, tomato paste flavour on the finish. 100% Merlot matured in French oak for 15 months.

Scores & Reviews

95 / 100

Huon Hooke

A hint of almond. The wine is bright and intense in the mouth, medium to full-bodied, its exuberant fruit tempered by savoury tannins and fresh acidity. A very classy merlot, beautifully balanced and leaning more to the dark-fruit style than the tobacco or olivaceous style. (748 cases made).

95 / 100

James Halliday's Wine Companion

A dense crimson verging on opaque. Merlot's postcode waft of leaf and plum is present from the first whiff. The tannins are more gentle than cabernet, sure, but far from shy, expanding with time in the glass and stamped by 21 days on skins, daily pumpovers and three rack and returns. The oak, synergistic with a regime that sacrifices nothing when it comes to attention to detail, is sourced from Bordeaux coopers of the highest tier (25% new; 15 months). As good as any merlot on these shores.