The Glass Collection Merlot is a dark ruby red colour. It displays dark fruit, cherry and chocolate with hints of spicy plums. Tremendous concentration, richness and generous fruit on the palate combine with fine but well-structured and balanced tannins.
The grapes were hand sorted and lightly crushed into stainless steel fermentation tanks. They were given a cold soak for three days before allowing natural fermentation to start. Three pump overs a day were done on the tanks during fermentation, after which they underwent extended skin contact for 2-3 weeks. The wine was placed in French oak barrels to undergo malolactic fermentation. Matured for 12 months in French oak and racked on average every four months.
Tim Atkin MW: 91 pts