Hugh Hamilton The Ratbag Merlot 750ml


There were moves against this Merlot – some people would happily rip this grand Dame out by the roots and plant more Shiraz. If I had only ever tasted the big company Merlots I might have been there with a shovel myself, but this is something different. Every reason to plant and care for Merlot is right here in this glass and the argument to do so is compelling.

Tasting Notes

Riotous reds and blues. A fleshy fist-full of gums, cinnamon, and cardamon. Palate savoury-succulent and slathered with fruit and spice. Emery tannins fine firm and lingering. Satisfying and exciting.


90 Points James Halliday Wine Companion


McLaren Vale