2012 Jeanneret Hummer Merlot
- Clare Valley
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
This wine is almost black in colour. The nose is plummy and spicy and complemented by obvious but well integrated oak character. The palate is luscious, rich and soft and very, very generous. It’s juicy and fruity, it’s long and it’s round. It has not been fined or filtered and is very approachable now, it will continue to develop over the next 10-15 years.
- Winemaking Notes
After crushing, the juice was fermented on skins for about 10 days and then allowed further skin contact for another 14 days. Matured for 38 months in French oak hogsheads before being blended with 31% Shiraz.
- Growing Conditions
Made mostly from Merlot grapes grown on 45-year-old Riesling rootstock in a vineyard at the northern end of Clare.
- Food Pairing
Chargrilled beef with black olive tapenade and mushrooms
Scotch fillet with herb butter and slow-roasted carrots.
Black truffle risotto.
- Attached Files
Divided options here, but the majority enjoyed the slightly aged/developed characteristics. A soft easy, gentle wine with "luscious" varietal fruit enhanced by well intergrated tannin and oak treatment.