The Fifth Leg Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot is a serious wine in a fun package. Shiraz provides the backbone to this wine with plenty of plum, pepper and spice. Cabernet Sauvignon delivers dark cherry and blackberry fruit, with nice grippy tannins, while Merlot fills out the mid-palate with plenty of juicy, fleshy red fruits.
For our Dry Creek Valley Merlot, we crushed the Merlot grapes together with Petite Sirah to achieve dark fruit flavors and enhance the tannic structure in the wine. The grapes were cold soaked to extract vivid color and flavor. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation and was aged on fine lees to soften the mouthfeel. Our Merlot was aged for seven months in a combination of French and American oak barrels to impart notes of chocolate and vanilla in the finished wine
Deep Ruby/Purple in colour with intense, rich, dark berry and vanilla pod aromas with a hint of clove spice. Very good fruit intensity of dark plum and cassis on the palate, with well integrated oak. The wine has soft velvety tannins and a good length.
McGuigan Black Label Merlot is a soft and flavoursome wine with ripe fruit flavours of raspberry, cherry and plums. This is nicely integrated with the subtle oak characters of toasty spice and vanilla.