Merlot grows particularly well on the Pillitteri Estate and the family has taken great pride in the quality of wines they have produced from these grapes over the last 20 years. Widely known for its soft and supple texture, the 2012 vintage exemplifies all of the characteristics of traditionally great Merlots.
Rich aromas of raspberry, chocolate, cherry, and an underlying hint of liquorice fill the nose. On your palate, you will find a medium-bodied wine with silky-smooth tannins and flavours of black pepper spices, forest berries and homemade strawberry jam. Vanilla notes come from the two years of ageing in French oak barrels.
Exclamation series wines are produced from the highest quality Niagara grapes from the Pillitteri Estate and they are given all the care and attention that their family reserve status suggests.