JJ Hahn, Stelzer Road, Merlot, Barossa Valley
- Vintage: 2017
- Origin: Barossa Valley, Australia
- Taste Guide: Full bodied, bold & oak influenced. Nose displays welcoming hints of stewed plum, perfumed violet, cinnamon and cassis. Mouth filling dark berry tones with hints of clove & cinnamon. The long finish is supported by silky tannins and a little acidity.
- 75cl - 14% - Screwcap
- Food Pairing: A great choice for rich beef dishes, especially steak.
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.