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Thompsons Ln
Merricks, VIC, 3916

0419 135 037

A 5 star winery on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.

Thompsons Lane 2012 Shiraz (96 Points)

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Merricks Estate Range: Since 1982 we have produced high quality estate grown wines. The Estate label is known for its older vintaged wines. All the grapes are handpicked and our vines are some of the oldest in the region.

Thompson’s Lane Range: Boasts the same dedication to quality winemaking as the Estate label, but it’s released earlier to be drunk younger and with a lower price tag.

For personalised mixed dozens, please call us on 0419 135 037 or email us at

Minimum order is one dozen. Prices indicted are per dozen. Please refer to Shipping information regarding postage costs.

Thompsons Lane 2012 Shiraz (96 Points)

ME TL Shiraz 2010.jpg
ME TL Shiraz 2010.jpg

Thompsons Lane 2012 Shiraz (96 Points)


Tasting notes

96 POINTS James Halliday - Published on 06 Oct 2016

This is a complete bargain at $24. From the highly regarded '12 vintage, it has now settled down, and provides a total counterpoint to the big end of shiraz town. Spice, pepper, red and brambly fruits lead to a delicious palate backed by layers of detail. Only 12.5% alcohol.”

This wine displays a rich nose with typical cool climate characters of black cherries and plums. This is complemented with licorice and earthy aromas with a touch of pepper to finish.

Merricks Estate was one of the first, if not the first, Mornington Peninsula producers to make a striking, cool-climate shiraz. The wine has crimson- purple colour, and is very much in the proud tradition and history Merricks Estate has with this variety - textured and silky, the black fruits and plum shot through with multi-spice and pepper notes. It's a great bargain at this price. It's worthy of a decade, although the tannins are sufficiently fine for the wine to please right now.” James Halliday

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