1998 Merlot Brookmann Vineyard Clarendon Hills

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Average critic rating : 88.0 points



The 1998 Merlot Brookmans Vineyard is restrained. Its dark ruby color is followed by sweet, ripe aromas of jammy cherries intermixed with herbs and earth. Open-knit and admirably concentrated, with excellent symmetry as well as purity it is a fleshy, fruit/glycerin-dominated wine. Drink it over the next 5-7 years.||This immense, super-concentrated, muscular wine appears to mirror the personality and stature of proprietor/winemaker Roman Bratasiuk. Clarendon Hills produces some of my favorite Australian wines, and readers looking for flavor, personality, and pleasure, should seek out this limited production gem. ||Imported by The Australian Premium Wine Collection, John Larchet, USA Wine West, LLC, San Rafael, CA; phone: (800)-485-5753 and Chicago Brands, Chicago, IL; tel. (312) 466-9300. Wine Advocate.February, 2000


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