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Merlot Madness - 2016 Winery of the Year $9.99

-33% off - A soft, generous and easy to drink drop for just $9.99

Value Rating
Spotted On25 Oct 2016
Real Price$14.90
Real Discount-$4.91 (-33%)
Minimum 12 bottles + $8.95 Delivery = $128.83

I shared a great bottle of Merlot and some delicious Thai food with a girlfriend a few weeks ago and it got me thinking that Merlot is an underrated “go to” variety.  It’s normally smooth, soft and full-bodied, and we drank the whole bottle because it was just so easy to drink!

The Tahbilk One Million Cuttings Merlot 2014, is a fine example of an easy drinking merlot. Crafted from 100% Merlot grapes, from vineyards in the King Valley and Limestone Coast region, this wine has everything you want from top notch Aussie Merlot. It is produced by a Halliday 5 star winery, which was also awarded the 2016 Wine Companion Winery of the Year.

The wine displays a soft, supple palate of blackberries and ripe plums,  balanced with fine tannins. It is plump and luscious with a luxurious mouth feel that would match well with a number of different foods. The winery suggests grilled chops – veal, pork or lamb, but my personal favourite would be pork ribs. Alternatively, if you have a local Italian down the road, this wine would pair well with anything from the menu. Belissimo!

It retails for around the $20.00, but Cracka Wines have been selling it at about $15 for the past few months, which we’ve used as our Real Price.
Now they have reduced that price even further to a cracking $9.99. That’s definitely good value for money and I’ve given this offer 3 stars. I might even buy some myself.

If you are looking for price and quality comparison the 2015 Tahblik Merlot sells for $17.95 direct from the winery and we would expect it to be pretty similar in taste and quality. It is labelled an easy-to-like wine and decidedly food friendly.

A $10 easy to drink Merlot for your next BYO restaurant outing or to enjoy during a quiet night in. I’m sold.

Don’t wait around as this is a limited time offer.


Disclosures: We received no compensation and no sample wine for writing this review.
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