Logan Apple Tree Flat Merlot

IN: WINE OF THE WEEK COLUMN

Judging by the amount of Logan Wines we have in the shop, I’ll forgive people for thinking the shop is called Logan Bros. Ever since his first visit to the shop back in 2004, Peter Logan has become one of my best buds in the wine world and after eight visits to the shop over the years he must be best buds with half of North Berwick. (he’s back 17/18th June). Once one of Australia’s best-kept secrets, the appeal of the NSW Central Ranges is now widely recognized and judging by the growth in popularity in his wines, more and more people are clearly enjoying Australia’s finest cool climate wines. Located on the north and west slopes of the Great Dividing Range, Orange is the highest wine region in Australia. Its altitude, cool weather and rich volcanic soils the perfect ingredients to produce elegant wines with delicacy and depth.
Mudgee (Aboriginal for ‘Nest in the Hills’) is one of Australia’s oldest wine regions and the birthplace of Australian chardonnay. Slightly lower in altitude than Orange, temperatures in Mudgee are not as cold, but conditions are still ideal to create wines of great depth and character. My Wine of the Week is his Apple Tree Flat Merlot (£10 or £7.50 as part of a mixed six pack across the Apple Tree Flat Range). The rich aroma shows characters of blueberry, dark chocolate and rosemary with flavours of mulberry and black olive on the smooth palate. It ticks ALL the boxes!!