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Our Wines (archived) - Merlot
Darling Cellars Limited Release Sir Charles Henry Darling 2011
A classic blend of noble varietals showing ripe berries, dark chocolate and vanilla aroma. The juicy softness of Merlot combines with the structure and freshness of Petit Verdot. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc add to the complexity of this wine.
Alc: 14.98  RS: 1.83  pH: 3.68  TA: 5.41  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars "Six Tonner" Merlot 2004
A soft, fruity wine with delicate ripe plum flavours both on the nose and palate. Lightly oaked, this wine has a wonderfully appealing balance between fruit and wood.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.00  pH: 3.37  TA: 5.31  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars "Six Tonner" Merlot 2003
Wine of the Month Club 2004 - Best Value Club Winner
A soft, fruity wine with delicate ripe plum flavours both on the nose and palate. Lightly oaked, this wine has a wonderfully appealing balance between fruit and wood.

Alc: 14.2  RS: 2.00  pH: 3.37  TA: 5.31  VA: 0.34  TSO2: 139  FSO2: 64
Darling Cellars "Six Tonner" Merlot 2002 -  SOLD OUT
A soft fruity wine with delicate red berry and plum flavours both on the nose and the palate. Lightly oaked, this wine has a wonderfully appealing balance and after-taste.
Alc: 14.92  RS: 2.6  pH: 3.7  TA: 5.64  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Six Tonner Merlot 2000
Veritas 2002 - Bronze
A soft fruity wine with delicate red berry and plum flavours both on the nose and the palate. Lightly oaked, this wine has a wonderfully appealing balance and after-taste.

Alc: 14.92  RS: 2.6  pH: 3.7  TA: 5.64  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Merlot 1998
Veritas 1999 - Silver
A soft fruity wine with delicate red berry and plum flavours both on the nose and the palate. Lightly oaked, this wine has a wonderfully appealing balance and after-taste.

Alc: 12.76  RS: 2.6  pH: 3.88  TA: 5.03  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Reserve "Six Tonner" Merlot 2012
A soft, fruity wine with plum and mulberry flavours both on the nose and palate. With the subtle use of oak, this wine has a wonderfully appealing balance between fruit and wood for easy drinking.
Alc: 13.62  RS: 3.0  pH: 3.58  TA: 5.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Reserve Six Tonner Merlot 2014

A typical Merlot that displays a wide range of flavours including red berries, hazelnut, plums, vanilla and mocha. The entry on the palate is smooth and juicy with a good finish. A well balanced wine with great drinkability.


Alc: 14.2  RS: 2.54  pH: 3.63  TA: 5.24  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Classic Merlot Rosé 2012
The idea behind the Classic Range is easy drinking fun wines which are rich in vibrant fruit, displays a little bit of complexity, but is never heavy, nor dull. Wines for all festive occasions.

Dark Pomegranate juice in colour, this is what summer drinking is all about. Strawberries and Raspberries on the nose and the palate make for a mouthwatering and appetizing wine. A great wine to enjoy and flirt over!

Alc: 13.30  RS: 5.69  pH: 3.20  TA: 5.40  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Classic Merlot Rosé 2014 -  SOLD OUT
Dark Pomegranate juice in colour, this is what summer drinking is all about. Strawberries and Raspberries on the nose and the palate make for a mouthwatering and appetizing wine. A great wine to enjoy and flirt over!
Alc: 12.41  RS: 8  pH: 3.58  TA: 5.23  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Classic Merlot Rosé 2015 -  SOLD OUT
Light pink blush in colour, this is what summer drinking is all about. Strawberries, raspberries and candy floss on the nose and the palate make for a mouthwatering and appetizing wine. A fresh sweet red fruit lingering aftertaste.
Alc: 12.64  RS: 3.62  pH: 3.42  TA: 5.50  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Classic Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2012
The idea behind the Classic Range is easy drinking fun wines which are rich in vibrant fruit, displays a little bit of complexity, but is never heavy, nor dull. Wines for all festive occasions.

A well balanced wine with fruit and wood complementing each other for a great drinking experience. Hints of coffee, from light wood treatment, accentuates the red berry flavours of the Merlot while the blackcurrants of the Cabernet compliments the light smokiness of the oak on the lingering palate.

Alc: 13.23  RS: 3.05  pH: 3.59  TA: 5.47  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Classic Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2013

A well balanced wine with enticing fruit characters including plum and red cherry. A complex palate gives way to a lingering finish making this a great wine to be enjoyed with food.



Alc: 14.38  RS: 2.57  pH: 3.69  TA: 5.10  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Classic Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2014
A well balanced wine with enticing fruit characters including plum and red cherry. A complex palate gives way to a lingering finish making this a great wine to be enjoyed with food.
Alc: 14.20  RS: 2.14  pH: 3.65  TA: 5.60  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Sweet Darling Red NV
A complex wine with a combination of red fruit and black berry fruits on both the bouquet and palate.
Alc: 13.77  RS: 27.7  pH: 3.65  TA: 5.51  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars "Six Tonner" Merlot 2005
Michelangelo Awards 2006 - Silver Medal
A soft, fruity wine with delicate ripe plum flavours both on the nose and palate. Lightly oaked, this wine has a wonderfully appealing balance between fruit and wood.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.3  pH: 3.5  TA: 5.6  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars "Six Tonner" Merlot 2007
A soft, fruity wine with delicate ripe plum flavours both on the nose and palate. With the subtle use of oak, this wine has a wonderfully appealing balance between fruit and wood.
Alc: 14.88  RS: 3.7  pH: 3.65  TA: 5.21  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars "Six Tonner" Merlot 2008
A soft, fruity wine with delicate ripe plum flavours both on the nose and palate. With the subtle use of oak, this wine has a wonderfully appealing balance between fruit and wood.
Alc: 13.33  RS: 1.9  pH: 3.87  TA: 5.14  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars "Six Tonner" Merlot 2009
A soft, fruity wine with delicate ripe plum flavours both on the nose and palate. With the subtle use of oak, this wine has a wonderfully appealing balance between fruit and wood.
Alc: 14.4  RS: 2.0  pH: 3.74  TA: 4.95  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Reserve "Six Tonner" Merlot 2010
A soft, fruity wine with delicate ripe plum flavours both on the nose and palate. With the subtle use of oak, this wine has a wonderfully appealing balance between fruit and wood.
Alc: 14.45  RS: 2.0  pH: 3.74  TA: 4.95  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Flamingo Bay Merlot Rose 2009
Pomegranate and cranberry juice in colour, this is what summer drinking is all about. Strawberries and Turkish delight on the nose and even more obvious on the palate makes for a mouth watering appetising wine. A great wine to enjoy and flirt over! 
Alc: 13.3  RS: 4.00  pH: 3.44  TA: 6.17  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Flamingo Bay Merlot Rose - Discontinued
Pomegranate and cranberry juice in colour, this is what summer drinking is all about. Strawberries and Turkish delight on the nose and even more obvious on the palate makes for a mouth watering appetising wine. A great wine to enjoy and flirt over! 
Alc: 12.98  RS: 5.5  pH: 3.31  TA: 6.6  VA: 0.40  TSO2: 136  FSO2: 33
Darling Cellars Classic Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2011
The idea behind the Classic Range is easy drinking fun wines which are rich in vibrant fruit, displays a little bit of complexity, but is never heavy, nor dull. Wines for all festive occasions.

A well balanced wine with fruit and wood complementing each other for a great drinking experience. Hints of coffee, from light wood treatment, accentuates the red berry flavours of the Merlot while the blackcurrants of the Cabernet compliments the light smokiness of the oak on the lingering palate.

Alc: 14.18  RS: 3.9  pH: 3.62  TA: 5.58  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

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