The 2020 Richard Hamilton 'Lot 148' Merlot is an elegant, medium bodied wine showing a silky texture and soft acidity with cherry and plum characters.
Our grapes for this wine come from two vineyards just to the south of McLaren Vale: Farm Block, planted in 1985 and Hut Block, planted in 1998. We aim for a structured Merlot with good depth and a fine tannin while retaining the opulence typical of the variety. Individual batches were pressed prior to dryness then oak matured following malo-lactic fermentation. The style of wine to which we aspire is one that shows good length and sweet fruit with well structured tannins and excellent length – a more up-market Australian style.