This vibrant and lifted Merlot exudes rich plum flavours with undertones of both red and dark fruits with a soft touch of oak. As the wine develops in the glass, layers of chocolate, nutmeg, cinnamon and cardamom spices come to the fore. The soft mouthfeel and tannin integration allow for all the beautiful flavours of this wine to shine through.
The Scooter was named after Sparky who raced a big tyre scooter when he was younger.
The Scooter attracts attention with its deep violet colour and profound fruit flavour. A perfumed nose of dark cherries, fresh plum and touches of caramel lead the way to a silky mouth feel of softened red currants and licorice spice. The subtle tannins, cedar oak and balance of rich fruit, beautifully exemplify this McLaren Vale Merlot. The grapes were grown on the biodynamic Gemtree vineyards in McLaren Vale. Barrel fermented and matured in 92% American oak and 8% French Oak using 22% new, 70% one year old and 8% two year old barrels.
2016 WS 90pts
2014 Winestate 4.5 stars
2012 WA 89 pts; WS 88 pts; Winestate 4 stars
2010 WA 90 pts; WS 87 pts; Winestate 3 stars
2009 WA 90 pts; WS 88 pts;
2008 WA 90 pts; WS 87 pts
2007 WA 91 pts; WS 87 pts
2006 WA 91 pts