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Peculiar Mr Pat Merlot 2022, South Eastern Australia


Peculiar Mr Pat Merlot 2022, South Eastern Australia

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This Australian red wine celebrates the story of a most peculiar wombat: "Patrick the Wombat" adopted by Ballarat Wildlife Park after a series of unfortunate events.

Pat arraived at Ballarat as an orphan after his Mum was hit by a car in 1987. He lived to over 31 years of age, making him the oldest known Bare-nosed Wombat in captivity and exceeding his normal life expectancy by more than a decade.

He greeted visitors to the park in his blue wheelbarrow, with his gentle nature, and his “bucky-toothed” smile.

The Merlot grapes that make this red wine were grown in the glorious Australian sunshine. Merlot thrives along the banks of Australia’s largest river, the Murray, near the bustling inland town of Mildura, in the middle of Australia’s food bowl.They enjoy a Mediterranean climate, with plenty of sunshine.

The vines are carefully tended and the ancient, sandy soils are enriched with recycled organic matter from other crops that also thrive locally, to make the most of every precious drop of water. Speckled light reaches through lush green vine canopies to ensure the berries ripen steadily throughout late summer in time for harvest in Autumn.

This has produced a bright, plush, deeply tasty Merlot from Riverland vineyards. This Australian red wine is abundant in freshly picked red fruit with a soft tannic profile and a long, moreish finish. 

Quick Information

Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 13.5%
Current Stock: 52
BIN: BTL-0064
Vegan: Yes
Vegetarian: Yes
Style: Red
UPC: 5039161000012

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In 1873 French judges, tasting blind, praised wines from Australia, but withdrew when the provenance was revealed, saying that wines of that quality must clearly be French. Vines have been grown successfully in Australia since the 1820s as European settlers realised that the Mediterranean climate was ideal for viticulture.



"If anyone orders merlot, I’m leaving. I am not drinking any f*&!ing merlot".

Miles view (from the film Sideways) is not shared by everyone, Merlot is loved by many for it's boisterous black cherry flavours, supple tannins, and chocolatey finish. It is a component of some of the worlds finest wines.


Samantha Bailey, Boutnot Australia

Samantha Bailey brings her signature palate and decades of experience to finessing the loveliest expressions of Oz. Quintessentially Australian, the range offers consistent quality, hugely appealing, wine styles. The wines capture ideal climatic conditions and pure varietal definition.

Customer Reviews

2 reviews
check icon verified Trusted Customer 12th Aug 2023
I don't normally drink Merlot wine but bought this to try with some friends. We were all impressed by its taste that we will all be buying it again.
check icon verified Trusted Customer 12th Aug 2022
Lovely bottle of wine. Will definitely order again.