Wild Fox 2005 Merlot



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Winery/Brand: Wild Fox


Soft blackberry nose, cinnamon french oak aroma underling giving great complexity. A big generous palatte, well weighted and balanced. Plummy fruit upfront with coffee chocolate flavours lingering with a tight dusty oak finish.



The Story

"Wild Fox Winery....excellent ambassadors for their area...The reds showed big, bold, clean fruit characters. Merlot may well have a bright future in the Adelaide Plains on this evidence. Outstanding too was the Sauvignon Blanc, debunking the cool climate snobbery which besets our industry."

"05 Merlot - Forget all you know about Merlot being a soft, easy drinking variety. This is a big, rich plummy fruit bomb. Only warm climate wine snobs would argue. This variety really suits a warmer climate. If you're patient enough to keep your hands off this beauty for three years it will sing! Built with a stack of extract to keep it focussed and tight. Even those who just can't resist it now will be rewarded with old fashioned plums and boiled Christmas fruit cake flavours on the nose and warm mouth - filling suppleness to extend a big fruit - driven palate" Paul Le Lacheur - National Wine judge and freelance journalist.

The Specs

RegionAdelaide Plains, SA
PackagingGlass Bottle