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 2012 Grand Merlot has layers of ripe dark plum, blackberry, vanilla, and chocolate on the nose. palate is rich, rewarding and elegant, with added layers of leather and tobacco leaf that hold the interest. Soft, round tannins and a long finish. If drinking as a young wine, it should be decanted for 2-3 hours before serving.
Enjoy with a rare fillet steak and a blue cheese sauce with a baked potato.