Golden Mile Bench
100% estate-grown Merlot from Arise Bench.
Matured for 16 months in a combination of new (50%), and 2+ year-old (50%) French oak barrels.
This vintage begins with aromas of blackberry and raspberry fruits with underlying notes of licorice root, Darjeeling tea, and dark cocoa. This intricate nose is carried through to the palate along with hints of Bing cherry and blueberry. This classic expression of Merlot is round and well-structured with ripe tannins a finish that is long and savoury.
Thyme and pecan-crusted roast loin of pork served with poached plums.