2015 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.



Regular Winter rainfall was followed by a dry Spring, leading to early and uneven flowering across our site. The hot summer led to low bunch weight, and a quick but consistent veraison. Vintage was very compressed but the great positives came from consistently thick skin content across all varieties leading to terrific flavours and colour, plus most importantly the signature from the vintage, its tannin profile.

The 2015 Revivalist Merlot shows dark plum and savoury notes of a little toast, raw cocoa, and Caffè latte. The silky tannins are accompanied by a long finish. 


95 points – Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion, August 2017

93+ points – Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, November 2017

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