Spanning over 400 acres, Irvine Wines’ foundations were laid with the first shiraz plantings by the Miles Family in 1867. Their family owned vineyards are carefully nurtured by fourth generation vigneron Peter Miles and his highly experienced team. Their dedication to crafting exceptional wines is mirrored by their deep heritage in the Barossa region. The region is home to some of the world’s oldest Shiraz and Riesling vineyards and has long been associated with producing world-class expressions of these varieties. Irvine carefully select only the best fruit from each vineyard for their premium Barossa and Eden Valley varieties. An inherent understanding and respect for provenance together with an ongoing commitment to excellence will ensure the Irvine legacy endures.
The 2006 Grand Merlot has layers of ripe dark plum, cherry and spicy oak on the nose, with no one character dominating. The palate is rich, rewarding and elegant, with added layers of leather and tobacco leaf that hold the interest and keep you wanting more. A fantastic wine that will benefit from decanting 2-3 hours before serving.
Delicious with sirloin of beef with horseradish, mashed potato and all the trimmings.