clarendon hills, brookman merlot, south australia 2003
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
92

2003 clarendon hills, brookman merlot, south australia

Why We're Buying

Clarendon Hills is the pride and joy of Roman Bratasiuk, a South Australian by way of Ukraine. His passions for science and winemaking have resulted in some of the region's finest wines, including Brookman Merlot. The supple and age-worthy red is a go-to choice for anyone looking to invest in Australian wine.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2003 Merlot Brookman Vineyard (which saw about 40% new French oak) is superb. A strong case can be made that there is no better Merlot being made in Australia. It is a dense, thick, juicy effort offering hints of roasted coffee intertwined with berry fruit and chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, long, opulent, and silky, it should be enjoyed over the next 10+ years.