JJ Hahn, Stelzer Road, Merlot, Barossa Valley 2018


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This is not your normal Merlot, this has so much depth of flavour and elegance that it is a must for every cellar, although it wont stay there long as it is bursting with juicy fruit and ready to drink.

JJ Hahn wines are made from old heritage vineyards planted by the Hahn family over several generations since arriving in Barossa from Germany in 1845. They are the oldest homesteading family in the Barossa Valley, having continuously occupied the original homestead since it was completed in 1848. The quality of the grapes from their land is exceptional as the early settlers staked out the best quality land and farms. The old house is currently occupied by sixth generation descendant James Hahn, with his wife Jackie and their children. This Merlot is a rich deep purple colour, indicative of the variety, the nose displays welcoming hints of stewed plum, perfumed violet, cinnamon and cassis. The varietal stewed plum and blackcurrant fill the mouth evenly, with hints of spice such as clove and cinnamon adding interest and complexity. The long persistence of flavour on the finish is supported by the velvety tannins and a fine line of drying acid, giving texture to the palate. The wine is matured in a mixture of French and American oak and a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon features in the blend.