3drops

Great Southern Merlot

8.72 ratings
-no pro ratings
Great Southern, South West Australia, Western Australia, Australia
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Casey @ Travelling Corkscrew

⚡️New Release⚡️

Last night we crackled into this new release from 3drops. Introducing their 2018 Merlot from WA’s Great Southern wine region.

A big thanks to 3drops wine and olive oil for sending this sample over and a big congratulations to the team who are celebrating their 20th vintage this year 🍇

If you didn’t catch the 3drops newsletter yesterday, they have started to use vegan friendly fining agents for some of their 2019 releases (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir). These will be released in April and will be using a pea based protein, and a yeast derived protein.

Now back to the merlot which went so well with our kalamata olive rich dinner dish last night 👌

In the glass it’s a beautiful deep black cherry red. On the nose it oozes elegance with dark berries, vanilla oak and a bit of earthiness in there. While in the mouth those berries and vanilla oak flow through with fruitiness across the palate and finishing with a nice touch of silky tannins.

This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!

⚡️New Release⚡️

Last night we crackled into this new release from 3drops. Introducing their 2018 Merlot from WA’s Great Southern wine region.

A big thanks to 3drops wine and olive oil for sending this sample over and a big congratulations to the team who are celebrating their 20th vintage this year 🍇

If you didn’t catch the 3drops newsletter yesterday, they have started to use vegan friendly fining agents for some of their 2019 releases (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir). These will be released in April and will be using a pea based protein, and a yeast derived protein.

Now back to the merlot which went so well with our kalamata olive rich dinner dish last night 👌

In the glass it’s a beautiful deep black cherry red. On the nose it oozes elegance with dark berries, vanilla oak and a bit of earthiness in there. While in the mouth those berries and vanilla oak flow through with fruitiness across the palate and finishing with a nice touch of silky tannins.

This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!

Feb 20th, 2020
Casey @ Travelling Corkscrew

Last night Mr Spittoon and I thought we’d crack this award-winning beauty to toast the wonderful 3drops owner-operator - Jo - who completed the NYC marathon on the weekend 🥇
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This 2017 Merlot from Western Australia’s Great Southern Wine Region picked up gold at the Wine Show of WA and a gold at the Six Nations Wine Challenge. It had me and Mr Spittoon arguing over who would have the last few drops so it’s fair to say it lives up to its accolades 🙌
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In the glass it’s a red shade with magneta tinge. It has a lovely brightness to the colour. We found the nose full of creamy oak, leather, cigars and fresh boysenberry. While in the mouth it’s bold and confident with an elegant clean structure and cigar/cedar, juicy black plums, spiced cherries and mouth covering tannins coming through. After the first glass we popped it in the decanter. I can see this one really evolving over the coming years 🍷
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All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #winesample
#tcweekdaywine

Last night Mr Spittoon and I thought we’d crack this award-winning beauty to toast the wonderful 3drops owner-operator - Jo - who completed the NYC marathon on the weekend 🥇
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This 2017 Merlot from Western Australia’s Great Southern Wine Region picked up gold at the Wine Show of WA and a gold at the Six Nations Wine Challenge. It had me and Mr Spittoon arguing over who would have the last few drops so it’s fair to say it lives up to its accolades 🙌
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In the glass it’s a red shade with magneta tinge. It has a lovely brightness to the colour. We found the nose full of creamy oak, leather, cigars and fresh boysenberry. While in the mouth it’s bold and confident with an elegant clean structure and cigar/cedar, juicy black plums, spiced cherries and mouth covering tannins coming through. After the first glass we popped it in the decanter. I can see this one really evolving over the coming years 🍷
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All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #winesample
#tcweekdaywine

Nov 6th, 2018
Casey @ Travelling Corkscrew

I received a sample of this recent release from the 3 Drops team to give a whirl. 3 Drops is from the Great Southern and they also produce olive oil (hence the name, 3 Drops which stands for: wine, olive oil and water - the essential liquids of life).

It's a deep and rather inky scarlet red colour on the eye. On the nose it's quite earthy and savoury yet whiffs of juicy black plum and chocolate liquorice also come through. Smooth palate with an oomph of flavour and finely integrated tannins. It made me think of berry infused tea leaves and vanilla. Nice fresh finish to end the experience.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Don't forget, wine is subjective #mediasample
#TCWeekdayWine

I received a sample of this recent release from the 3 Drops team to give a whirl. 3 Drops is from the Great Southern and they also produce olive oil (hence the name, 3 Drops which stands for: wine, olive oil and water - the essential liquids of life).

It's a deep and rather inky scarlet red colour on the eye. On the nose it's quite earthy and savoury yet whiffs of juicy black plum and chocolate liquorice also come through. Smooth palate with an oomph of flavour and finely integrated tannins. It made me think of berry infused tea leaves and vanilla. Nice fresh finish to end the experience.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Don't forget, wine is subjective #mediasample
#TCWeekdayWine

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