2014 The Revivalist Merlot 2014 The Revivalist Merlot

2014 The Revivalist Merlot


Great Merlot is as elusive as it is seductive and when selecting parcels for The Revivalist we seek to craft a full expression of the variety. From the violet and red flower perfume to the soulful earthy aromas, ebulliently ripe fresh plum fruit flavors and suave fleshy tannins, we carefully layer this wine to a complex yet seamless style. The resounding freshness and lively acid structure ensures this wine is a lively, energetic and mouth-filling expression of Merlot.



This is tight, lithe and elegant: a composed and dignified Merlot with only the faintest initial glimpse of anything resembling mellow. It smells comforting at first, but as the drinker delves, the bouquet unveils mossy, damp forest earth, and then fresher, leafy greens emerge with their tannins.

The 2014 growing season in McLaren Vale is remembered as a warm vintage of extremes with hail in December, a heat wave in January and some heavy rain in February. However, March followed with milder conditions to allow concentration of flavour and ripeness to reach an ideal balance during grape maturation. The 2014’s show great ripeness and richness, depth and plushness. 

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