Geoff Merrill Premium

2016 Cilento Sangiovese

“My Great Grandfather Joseph Cilento immigrated to Australia in the late 1800’s and with my love of Italy, its wines, food and culture with the fond memories of many vintages working there, I offer this tribute to my Italian heritage.” – Geoff Merrill


Wine Reviews:

"Wine Of The Week"- Winsor Dobbin

"Geoff Merrill was among the first of Australia's rock star winemakers. With a bushy moustache and cheeky humour, he hung around with test cricketers and TV stars at a time when most wine producers were faceless men. Forty years after starting Geoff Merrill Wines - and with assistance from Scott Heidrich - Merrill is still producing some excellent wines. This good-value Sangiovese is a case in point; released at four years of age and selling at a very reasonable price. It is named in honour of his great-grandfather Joseph Cilento, who migrated to Australia in the late 1800's and pays tribute to his Italian heritage. Think balance, earthiness, savoury notes and food-friendliness."

94 points -Sam Kim (Wine Orbit)

“Superbly fruited and expressive, the bouquet shows blackcurrant, spiced cherry, olive and mixed spice aromas with subtle notes of vanilla and hazelnut. The palate is succulent and plush, delivering gorgeous fruit richness together with silky mouthfeel, finishing beautifully long and attractive.5 stars.”

93 points -Australian Wine Showcase Magazine

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