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12x 2001 Burton Premium Wines Merlot, Limestone Coast.
2001 95 Points
Top GOLD Medal 2001 Aged Release Merlot – 2007 Singapore Wine Show
The vintage allowed for the all important even fruit set and thick skins. After picking and pressing the wine enjoyed extended maceration and was barrel fermented in both new and used French and American oak for 20 months. Just before bottling the wine was fined, stabilized and filtered. The wine shows the benefit of optimally ripe fruit both on the nose and the palate. The use of good oak, which is already fully integrated adds complexity, yet leaves this very attractive wine, fruit driven. The finish is long, soft and pleasing. Now aging gracefully this wine has wonderful soft fruit and is showing the additional complexity that careful cellaring can offer. Recommended drinking now or up- to a further 10 years.
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