Reviews Merops Wines
James Halliday 2007 - Merops Wines 4.5 star Winery
Merops Shiraz 2004 - 4.5 star
More depth, ripeness and power than many Margaret River Shiraz’s; luscious black fruits are supported by persistent, fine tannins. Rating 92 Cellar to 2014
Merops Shiraz 2005 - 4.5 star
Medium-bodied, bright red and black fruits; fine tannin structure underpins the flavours; subtle oak. Rating 90 Cellar to 2012
Merops Ornatus 2004 (Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot)
Savory black fruits, and persistent, lingering tannins in house style. A Bordeaux blend; consistent bronze medal winner Rating 88 cellar to 2012
Merops Ornatus 2005 (Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot)
Light but clear colour and hue; distinctly forestry/briary/earthy overtones, and the same sweet fruit of the cabernet underpinning the other components. Rating 88 Cellar to 2015
Merops Merlot 2004
Good purple-red; plenty of texture and structure; red fruits with soft, persistent tannins and controlled oak. Rating 89 Cellar to 2010
Merops Merlot 2005 - 4.5 star
Good varietal aromas of red fruit, snow pea and olive, the red fruit components coming through strongly on the palate; fine tannins with echoes of olive on the finish. Rating 90 Cellar to 2015
Merops Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 - 4.5 star
Has more texture and structure and weight than the colour and alcohol might suggest; ripe blackcurrant, and soft, balanced tannins. Rating 90 Cellar to 2018
Winestate West Australia 2007
Merops Shiraz 2004 - 3 star
Perfumed aromas with lots of oak, these same characters are carried through to the palate.
Merops Shiraz 2005 - 3 star
Satsuma plums on the nose and rhubarb on the palate. Still very young but will develop nicely.
Merops Ornatus 2004 (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot) - 4 star
Intense southern “dead ant’ intensity on the nose, with hints of raseberry jubes. Textured, balanced palate with lashings of licorice, plums and raisins
Merops Ornatus 2005 (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot) - 4 star
“Looking good”, thought one judge. A clean, well-made wine with lovely ripe juicy fruit on the palate
Merops Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 - 3.5 star
A spearmint character lurks beneath the ripe blackcurrant aromas. A similar blend of ripe and greener aspects on the palate.
Winestate March/April 2006
Shiraz 2004 - 3 star
Spicy, pencilly oak nose and simple, pretty palate of raspberries and spices. A fine delicate style.
Ornatus 2004 - 3 star
Not typicalof the region. Oak tends to dominate and the fruit is hard to nail down. Nice wine though.
Scoop Summer 2005/06
Shiraz 2004 - Silver (17.5)
This opens up with some meatiness and offers a savory edge to the nose, yet the palate delivers some rich, sweet fruit. Already very together with classy and smooth tannins, there are layers of fruit which follow through, giving it a lovely finish.
Grape Expectations – Max Veenhuyzen
Shiraz 2004 - 4 star
Yet another new name to watch for, Merops produces three different red wines with the shiraz being the pick of the litter. Sourced from vineyards in Margaret River – the state’s spiritual home of cabernet sauvignon – this approachable, silky shiraz is full of smooth, sweet fruit flavours that fill the mouth before gently fading on the palate. Delicious to the last drop. (4 stars – tastes more expensive than it is).
Winestate Best in the West 2008
Merops Merlot 2005 - 4 star
Quite European in style – has great earthy, mocha, red fruit elements. The nose is bright and lifted; the palate firm bodied and with plenty of flavour
Winestate Best in the West May/June 1009
Merops Ornatus 2004 - 4 star
"Sublime" enthused on judge. "A very gentle claret style of wine with no frills but delivers class". Ageing well and has lots of life left in it yet.
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2008
Judges Comment - Merops Ornatus 2005
Deep ruby garnet colour, small pink rim. Red and blackcurrant aromas lift from the glass with a lovely scented herbal note, strawberries and white chocolate. Delicious, high tone acidity in the mouth, beautiful balance with sinewy tannins and cascades of fruit complexity. Absolutely delicious, drinking well but could take some short term cellaring.