January 2nd 2016
The second day of the year, where did that go?
Today’s offering is a 2010 Bird in Hand Merlot Cabernet that spent a few years in the cellar. This Adelaide Hills producer has won many awards in the past and had a particularly successful year last year. Their cool climate wines can reach great heights and are worth seeking out. The two in the bush range was in the $20 – $25 range when released and was suitable for midterm cellaring. This results in a well-integrated wine still displaying some youthful fruit as well as some aged tobacco nuances. The nose is perfumed with spice and floral hints. An earthiness brings complexity and the palate is generous and rounded as you would expect from this Merlot dominant blend. Should have possibly saved it to go with BBQ lamb, however it worked very well with a Kevin Spacey film.
Virginia Jacobs is a wine educator who has shared the joys of wine with keen amateurs and budding professionals for many years. With a Masters of Wine Technology and Viticulture from Melbourne University, and more than a few tastings under her belt, Virginia will guide you in appreciating the wonders of wine.