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Past Vintages

Tasting Note 2015 Richard Hamilton Lot 148 Merlot.pdf
Tasting Note 2014 RH Lot 148 Merlot.pdf
Tasting Note 2013 RH Lot 148 Merlot.pdf
Tasting Note 2012 RH Lot 148 Merlot_ No Price.pdf
Tasting Note 2011 RH Lot 148 Merlot- NO PRICE.pdf
Tasting Note 2010 RH Lot 148 Merlot_no price.pdf
Tasting Note 2009 RH Lot 148 Merlot.pdf
Tasting Note 08 RH Lot 148 Merlot.pdf
Tasting Note 07 RH Lot 148 Merlot.pdf
Tasting Note 06 RH Lot 148 Merlot.pdf
Tasting Note 2005 Lot 148 Merlot.pdf
Tasting Note RH Lot 148 Merlot 04.pdf
Tasting Note RH Lot 148 Merlot 02.pdf
Tasting Note Lot 148 Merlot 2001 Tasting Note.doc

Technical Data

McLaren Vale 


Vine Age: 
11 - 35yrs

Sugar at Picking: 


6.47 gms/litre

Residual Sugar: 
0.92 gms/litre

Richard Hamilton Lot 148 Merlot 2015_web.jpg

2015 Lot 148 Merlot


Full red with crimson highlights.

Elegant cherry-plum fruit with hints of dark olive and nutmeg. Oak influence has been imparted sparingly to promote the fruit, yet has sufficient to add complexity.

The palate has lovely finesse with persistant flavours eminating from a great mid palate. Plum fruits and soft long tannins are evident.

An excellent match with medium to full flavoured courses, such as tender rare beef. Try it with Italian influenced dishes.

Excellent on release and will age over the next 4 to 6 years.

Fruit from vines planted in 1975 on our “Winery Block’ and 1985 from the Farm Block in McLaren Vale form the backbone of this wine, while the aromatics tended to come from 1998 plantings on our Hut block. The components of the blend were pressed prior to dryness with selections allowed oak fermentation. Following malo-lactic fermentation and oak maturation, the wine was blended, then bottled in September 2012. The style of wine to which we aspire is one that shows good length and sweet fruit with well structured tannins and excellent length – a more up-market Australian style.

Richard Hamilton planted his first Merlot wines in 1975 with subsequent plantings in 1985 and more recently in 1998. Lot 148 commemorates the first allotment of land that the Hamilton ancestors acquired when first arriving in South Australia in 1837. Today Lot 148 Merlot has become an excellent example of the variety from McLaren Vale.

Matured for 18 months with 90% French Oak and 10% American Oak.

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