The wine has a deep, dark colour. Concentrated aromas of ripe cherries as well as mulberry fruit flavours, plums and tobacco leaf greet you on the nose. The attractive fruit flavours from the nose follow through to the complex palate along with olive-like nuances. The wine has a refreshing acidity as well as a lingering length on the finish.
The Dome Merlot 2017
The preceding two winters to the 2017 harvest has been the driest in recorded history on Lourensford. However, due to enough cold weather during winter the vines did go into proper dormancy with budding that occurred normally. We also experienced one of the coolest and driest summers in history with moderate temperatures and cool nights that resulted in slow and even ripening. With good canopy management and perfect ripening conditions we managed to bring the grapes in at just the desired time. This resulted in refined wines with elegance, good natural acidity with depth and structure.