The Armstrong Merlot honours the legacy of the Coombe Farm forefather, George Armstrong. George was the only son of Dame Nellie Melba and together with his beloved wife Evie, parent to Pamela, Lady Vestey.
The 2013 Armstrong Merlot is a reflection of a truly fantastic Yarra Valley vintage. Rich and brooding, this wine showcases wonderfully concentrated plum fruits, a hint of leafiness, clove spice and gentle, mouthcoating tannins.
Fruit was harvested by hand, crushed and gently destemmed to maximise colour and tannin extraction. The wine underwent a period of extended maceration before being fermented on skins for approximately 10 days. It was matured in 40% new French oak for a period of 14 months aging.
96 points - James Halliday 2017 Wine Companion
Varietal composition: 100% Merlot
Cellaring: Drink now - 2023