Clarendon Hills Brookman Vineyard Merlot 2002

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SKU 16905


This vineyard is planted on hard deep clay which is very important for the production of classic Merlot - blueberry, mulberry fruit and chocolate overtones. Always very rich persistent and full bodied flavour with great opulence.
Category Red Wine
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Appellation Clarendon
Brand Clarendon Hills
  • wa91

Wine AdvocatePerforming even better from bottle than it did from barrel, the 2002 Merlot Brookman Vineyard offers complex aromas of sweet espresso roast, black cherries, and white chocolate. This is a thick, juicy Merlot with plenty of structure and tannin as well as considerable intensity and impressive volume. It may be the finest Merlot ever produced in Australia. It will drink well for 10-15 years. Roman Bratasiuk is one of Planet Earth's greatest winemakers, and obviously a top-notch viticulturist given his obsession with sourcing extraordinary fruit from ancient McLaren Vale vineyards.

Robert Parker, October 2004
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorFirm in texture, with a green edge to the anise-scented dark berry flavors, finishing with persistence and a real sense of elegance. Best from 2006 through 2010.

Harvey Steiman, May 31, 2004