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Marble Hill "Renaissance" Adelaide Hills Merlot 2015

Marble Hill “Renaissance” Merlot 2015

NEW ERA WINE SCORES GRAND TOTAL: 82.5 points. Pinstriped claret class. A wine that shows the Adelaide Hills’ position as a leading place to grow Merlot.

Price per bottle: $40

Region: Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills.

Grape varieties: Merlot.

Closure: Screw cap.

Alcohol: 14%


Drinking window: Now to 2027.


The breakdown:


1)Aromatic intensity, up to 5 points.


Biff! Strong presence. 4 points.


2)   Aromatic complexity, up to 5 points.


4 points. Heaps going on.


3)Aromatic attractiveness, up to 20 points.


17 points. You want to dive into this!


4)Palate intensity, up to 5 points.


4 points. Solid chomp and chew.


5)"Mouthscape" or "palate complexity", i.e. how much of an interesting experience in the mouth a wine delivers, up to 5 points.


3 points. Charming.


6)Drinkability, i.e. how much the wine's total taste characteristics leave you thirsting for more, up to 20 points.


17 points. Deliciously classy.


7)The morning-after test, i.e. how this wine looks on the second day after opening and beyond, up to 5 points.


3.5 points. Provisional.


8)Cellarability, up to 10 points.


7.5 points. Should go ten years.


9)Individuality or how distinct the personality of a particular wine is, up to 10 points.


8 points. A very well defined individual, shy of eccentric.


10)           Look, packaging, label, up to 5 points.


3 points. Smart, conservative.


11)           Environmental credentials, story, philosophy, history, brand weight, up to 10 points.


From a prestigious part of the Adelaide Hills, made by people with deep historical roots there. Good commitment to the land but still a newcomer wine brand. Can only see these wines going from strength-to-strength. 7.5 points.


12)           SUBTOTAL: Add together the individual scores from points 1 to 11, above. Subtotal is scored out of 100 possible points.


78.5 points.


1   Value-for-money, take SUBTOTAL and divide by price to give X, then multiply X by 2. 2X is the value for money score.


4 points.


2   The grand total NEWS value for a given wine is the product of SUBTOTAL + the value-for-money score.


82.5 points


Score guide.

Below 70: May have outstanding features but also some drawbacks and I couldn’t recommend it in confidence.

70-79 recommended

80-89 highly recommended

90+ points: Remarkable wine. Theoretically a score over 100 is possible once the value-for-money factor is taken into account. Something around 105 would be the upper limit of perfection.







Product Detail


750 mL


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