Margan

Estate Merlot

8.99 ratings
-no pro ratings
Hunter Valley, New South Wales, 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
Melinda Ruch

Great wine from Bens client

Great wine from Bens client

Nov 3rd, 2018
Delectable Blue

2006 Vintage. I first tasted this wine at a degustation lunch at the Margan restaurant. The food was terrific, as were the matched wines, but it was this aged merlot that stole the show. The wine wasn’t available for sale at the cellar door, but the obliging wait staff very kindly allowed us to purchase three bottles directly from the restaurant wine list.

This is a lightly oaked merlot that has undergone a wondrous transformation after a decade of ageing. The youthful plum and black cherry flavours have developed and transformed into the most amazing yet delicate complex savoury palate I have tasted in a merlot in a long while. Rich earthy flavours mingle with a graphite minerality, sweet tobacco and darkly roasted meaty flavours. Some residual sweetness remains on the palate for a perfect balance. The tannins are super fine, providing great structure and a nice textural experience. A long extended finish allowing the savoury flavours to linger. A very complete tasting experience.

A very unpretentious wine that has transformed into something quite remarkable. A real cinderella moment. Throughly delectable.

2006 Vintage. I first tasted this wine at a degustation lunch at the Margan restaurant. The food was terrific, as were the matched wines, but it was this aged merlot that stole the show. The wine wasn’t available for sale at the cellar door, but the obliging wait staff very kindly allowed us to purchase three bottles directly from the restaurant wine list.

This is a lightly oaked merlot that has undergone a wondrous transformation after a decade of ageing. The youthful plum and black cherry flavours have developed and transformed into the most amazing yet delicate complex savoury palate I have tasted in a merlot in a long while. Rich earthy flavours mingle with a graphite minerality, sweet tobacco and darkly roasted meaty flavours. Some residual sweetness remains on the palate for a perfect balance. The tannins are super fine, providing great structure and a nice textural experience. A long extended finish allowing the savoury flavours to linger. A very complete tasting experience.

A very unpretentious wine that has transformed into something quite remarkable. A real cinderella moment. Throughly delectable.

Feb 6th, 2016
Ilya Genkin

Deep pomegranate colour with slight purple hue. Full of raspberries, dark plums, dark cherries, oak with floral and spicy notes. Ripe dark and red fruits on the palate with soft and silky tannins. Medium-long finish. Very pleasant merlot.

Deep pomegranate colour with slight purple hue. Full of raspberries, dark plums, dark cherries, oak with floral and spicy notes. Ripe dark and red fruits on the palate with soft and silky tannins. Medium-long finish. Very pleasant merlot.

Feb 22nd, 2015
Philip Millar

This was more zesty than I thought it would be. Lots of strong berry and floral flavours. It's a nice drop, but I would be drinking it with cheese rather then a meal.

This was more zesty than I thought it would be. Lots of strong berry and floral flavours. It's a nice drop, but I would be drinking it with cheese rather then a meal.

Nov 10th, 2013
Romain Stamm

Romain had this a year ago

Romain had this a year ago

Oct 28th, 2019
Mihir Patel

Mihir had this 5 years ago

Mihir had this 5 years ago

Dec 23rd, 2015
M Liong

M had this 5 years ago

M had this 5 years ago

Sep 18th, 2015
Kevin Tran

Kevin had this 6 years ago

Kevin had this 6 years ago

Nov 20th, 2014
Behrang Assemi

Behrang had this 6 years ago

Behrang had this 6 years ago

Nov 2nd, 2014