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Mayer Merlot - Yarra Valley

Mayer Merlot 2020 - Yarra Valley

Vintage: 2020 | Type: Reds | Producer: Timo Mayer
Region: Victoria
Alc: 13.0%
Closure: Cork
Bottle size: 750ml

The Wine Front

$49.50: as part of any six
$55.00: single bottle
$594.00: per case of 12

Merlot occasionally gets a bad wrap in Australia and in Hollywood films like Sideways but when a winemaker like Timo gives it some love you instantly know there is more to it. Wonderful copy-cat Bordeaux-like nose [if Bordeaux was 100 §whole bunch fermented] shows dark cherry and plum with graphite, leafy, herbs, stalks and spice. I’m pretty sure this is the best Australian Merlot we’ve tried recently. Certainly the most interesting. Outstanding. 

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Our notes

A cracker release from Timo.  


The Wine Front
This is 100% whole bunch merlot, which of course is a world first or something. Timo, Timo, Timo. Like Beetlejuice, say it three times over this bottle and it summons him cackling and shouting and swearing. Stemsy whiffs of green herb, white pepper, mescal, smoke, amazing stalk characters here but I am so compelled, because, merlot. Quite dark fruit flavours but seriously striking herbal, fennel, white peppery overlay? you’ll have to love stalks, for sure. Lots of structure,, chewiness, powdery tannin and brisk acidity. Wicked mouthfuls here. So into it.

Mike Bennie

Producers notes

Timo Mayer is a small producer of hand crafted, single vineyard wines. They believe that wines are made in the vineyard and therefore try to interfere as little as possible. The red wines are unfined and unfiltered to show the true expression of the land. Their aim is to make wines with a point of difference, or in Timo's words..."Bring back the funk"!!


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