Marjan Simčič Domaine
Marjan Simčič Domaine
Decoration Merlot Opoka 2018

Merlot Opoka 2018

Trobno Cru

Reveals the finest wine that reflects the unique character of the micro-terroir found in Opoka soil.


0,75 L

0,75 L X 6


60,50 €

353,40 €


Total price:

01: Wine characteristics and description

This is the same clone of Merlot as grown at Pétrus in Bordeaux, with long, loose bunches and small berries and fruit is selected from a high part of the vineyard that is breezy and sunny all day. It’s bright, ruby-purple in the glass, not over-extracted. The nose is refined and appealing with hints of raspberry, bramble and mulberry, overlaid with touches of roast coffee and fine vanilla. The palate has lovely cherry and loganberry fruit with a twist of cloves and grainy, youthful, tannin structure, promising a long life

Tasting notes by CAROLINE GILBY, MW

Zemljevid Slo It4x
  • Sort:

    100% Merlot

  • Wine-growing region:

    Brda - Slovenia

  • Vineyards:

    Trobno Cru Plesivo

  • Vineyards age:

    60 years

  • Vineyards altitude:

    150-200 meters

  • Vineyards position:


  • Ground structure:

    marl (opoka)

  • Harvest:

    hand-picked, selected grapes; in the beginning of October


  110 /100  

by Luca Gardini, Wine Killer

Vintage 2019

  96 pts  

by James Suckling

Vintage 2018

  97 pts  

by James Suckling

Vintage 2017

  95 pts  

Falstaff magazine

Vintage 2017

  1st /Top 10  

Rossi di Caratere Forbes Italia

Vintage 2017

  96 pts  

by James Suckling

Vintage 2016

  96 pts  

by James Suckling

Vintage 2016

  95 pts  

by Caroline Gilby, MW / Decanter magazine

Vintage 2013

  92 pts  

by Robert Parker, Wine advocate

Vintage 2011



The 2018 vintage began with a cold winter, maintaining low temperatures into the spring. One of its distinctive features was a late spring characterized by frequent rain showers, followed by almost perfect weather conditions. After the cold first three months, we experienced extremely pleasant and warm weather in April and May, during which our vines developed a strong canopy. The excellent weather conditions continued into June, where we encountered a bit more rain than desired, but fortunately, it didn't pose any problems. As a result, the grapes of both white and red varieties achieved optimal ripeness, and the expectations for the 2018 vintage are ambitious. Harvesting commenced a little earlier, yielding extraordinary quantities without compromising quality. Truly, a great vintage.

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