Rileys Of Eden Valley
Five Star Halliday Rated Winery - Wine Companion 2016
The Engineer Merlot is grown on the family estate situated at Springton. A perfect area for growing Merlot grapes and made world famous by the re-nound 'King of Merlot' - Jim Irvine.
2015 vintage produced small quantities of wine grapes due to a frosty spring and lower than average rainfall. This produced wine of intense colour and deep concentrated flavours. - a fantastic vintage.
The bouquet is plum, dark cherry and cedar. The palate is silky and smooth with rounded tannins and balanced acidity exhibiting blackberry, rich plum and a touch of mocha at the soft finish.
Alcohol: 14.5% Winemaker: Jo Irvine Cellar Potential: now - 15+ years