Merlot gets a bad names. It is the forgotten variety of the Aussie wine industry. It’s almost like it that child actor that peaks before their 10th birthday, is super popular in their early teens, then ended up washed up by the time they are 21. Sad, but not uncommon.
They are not all like that though. There are some that started young and are still cool.
Our friends at 5OS have sourced some of the best Merlot grapes in McLaren Vale (there is sooooo much Merlot produced in Australia it is not hard to find buuuuuut it is hard to find goooooood Merlot). They have gone about making Merlot great again. It has been given the love and attention it deserves and needs. The result is cracking wine, an approachable wine and a wine that goes against the Merlot.