Irvine Springhill Merlot 2015

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Irvine was founded in 1980 by Jim Irvine with the aim to produce world class Merlot wines. Springhill Merlot is named after the original Irvine vineyard in the Eden Valley which still provides a portion of the fruit.
Type:
Vintage:
2015
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Style:
N/A
ABV:
14.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Australia
Sub Region:
Eden Valley
Body:
Soft, fruity and smooth
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Screw Cap

Producer and Tasting Notes


Irvine Wines

The Miles family planted their first vines back in 1867. Now under the care of fourth generation vigneron, Peter Miles, the family acquired the famous Irvine Estate from founder Jim Irvine and his daughter Jo, in 2015. The wines that we offer are from vintages that were made by Jim and Jo Irvine. For many years Jim Irvine had distinguished himself as the Master of Merlot, a title rewarded with international awards vintage after vintage. Jim Irvine and his daughter Joanne (winner of international red wine maker of the year 2006 at the international wine challenge) created an outstanding range of wines. This was achieved through their passion and enthusiasm for the industry. The Irvine portfolio provides for every occasion, from the Springhill Merlot for everyday drinking through to the outstanding Baroness, a blend inspired by the lasting memory of his first bottle of French Pomerol. For something a little more unusual, there is the Sparkling Merlot but the real crème de la crème is by far the Grand Merlot.

Tasting Notes

Springhill Merlot is an easy drinking, approachable red that still maintains the Irvine style. On the nose there are raspberry and plum and the palate is medium-weighted with soft tannins and a chocolate edge on the finish. A great introduction to the Irvine portfolio.

Food Matches

Strip sirloin of beef with horseradish, mashed potato and all the trimmings.