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Caravan Merlot 2020

South Eastern Australia

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  • Gold, Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition, 2021
  • Double Gold, China Wine & Spirits Best Value Awards, 2021
  • 94pts, New World Wine Awards, 2022

You've probably met other deeply delicious wines from Australia's larger-than-life Johnny Q. He likes them to have immediate appeal, but also to go the distance. That's certainly true of Caravan - a fruit-filled, oak-aged Merlot with silky length.

You've probably met other deeply delicious wines from Australia's larger-than-life Johnny Q. He likes them to have immediate appeal, but also to go the distance. That's certainly true of Caravan - a fruit-filled, oak-aged Merlot with silky length.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Rich flavours of plum and dark berry fruit, silky vanilla finish

Aroma

Intense perfume of blackcurrants, plums and vanilla spice

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

Caravan Merlot 2020

More information

  • Red - Medium to Full Bodied
  • Australia
  • Deep crimson purple hue
  • Vegetarian
  • 13.5% ABV
  • 10.13 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 1 June, 2026
  • Vegan

John Quarisa, aka Johnny Q, is a terrific winemaker, creating wines that, like him, can be lively and highly charged. In his Caravan series of wines, he likes to think of a grape that changes in style as it travels. Take his new release Merlot. He part ferments his perfectly ripe grapes in old oak vats. Once dry and blended, the wine continues to rest in old French and American oak barrels for a further eight months. The result is a rich, well-rounded Merlot with juicy flavours of ripe plum, cherry and a silky vanilla finish. A delightful drink on its own, but it also makes a great partner to grilled duck or a mushroom casserole. It's structure and fruity depth indicate it'll continue to age, but we doubt you'll be able to resist it!

"Second release of Johnny Q's motorhome hit - lots of juicy, supple fruit to enjoy" Daniel Parrott
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