Our Nuriootpa vineyard, which is approximately 72 acres in size, has only one small block of Merlot, with two newer plantings from which we took the second crop this year. These vines are towards the back of the vineyard, on the highest point, where the soils are much sandier and free-draining than those closer to the river bed. We are excited to see the vibrancy coming from the new plantings coupled with the backbone from our almost 20-year-old plantings.
90 points - JamesSuckling.com, October 2022
Plenty of ripe blueberry fruit on the generous and rather creamy Barossa merlot, then some rather firm tannins come through at the bold finish.