Lightning Creek Merlot

There is a creek that borders the Kulara Estate vineyard. The creek is lined by old Australian red gum trees. Many years ago, lightning from a rain drenched electrical storm hit one of the trees that were thought to be over 100 years old.

The same tree lay by the creek for many years as a reminder of that fateful stormy evening until one day it was cut up and stockpiled to be used as firewood for outdoor camps, alongside the Lightning Creek bed.

Lightning Creek MerlotVINTAGE

2016

ALCOHOL

13.5%

REGION/S

South Eastern Australia

GRAPE VARIETIES

Merlot (100%)

COLOUR

Dark crimson red with purple hue

BOUQUET

Ripe red lifted fruits, plums, black cherries and toasty oak

PALATE

Upfront red plum and cherry, well balanced palate, integrating toasty vanilla oak, soft round tannins that tie into this mild palate weight

CELLARING

Can be enjoyed upon release

FOOD MATCH

Ideal served with lamb, char-grilled salmon, roast poultry, pasta with meat sauce, steak and kidney and soft chesses

AWARDS

Double Gold Medal
2017 China Wine & Spirits Awards


Lightning Creek Medal

Previous Awards for 2015 vintage:

Gold Medal
2016 China Wine & Spirits Awards
Double Gold Medal