Hickinbotham 'The Revivalist' Merlot McLaren Vale Australia 2012
94 pts Australian Wine Companion Gentle, moody, and enticing. The Revivalist flickers from its polished sheen of soft prunes and dark berries to its peppery dust and black tea-leaf edge. Between those appetizing extremes you’ll find licorice, dark chocolate, and aniseed with a tinge of the soft flesh of enoki mushrooms. It’s an agile and elegant wine, finishing with dusty velvet tannins that provoke the palate – vivifying the category of Australian Merlot.