Grant Burge was a pioneer of Merlot in the Barossa Valley and planted the first vineyard in the Valley in the Hillcot Vineyard in 1982. This perennial award winning wine wine is a robustly weighted example of premium Barossa red. Excellent value.
The winery writes " The Hillcot Merlot is deep red in colour with purple hues. The nose is dominated by rich aromas of blackberry, cherry, mint, dark chocolate, mocha and sage. The soft, supple palate has concentrated flavours of red berries, with soft ripe tannins that add balance to the oak and fruit sweetness. A generous, refined fruit structure, this medium-bodied wine is ready to enjoy now or can be cellared for seven to 12 years."