"A beautifully complex drink this, one in a lineup of consistently outstanding Merlot.Totally opaque black dark red core with a bright dark red hue. Fragrant ripe mulberry, red currant and blueberry scents with hints of vanillin cedar filled the nose, light earth and spicy fresh herb notes also evident. Bright mulberry, dark cherry and red currant fruits have plenty of savoury appeal across the medium weighted palate. Fleshy feel with elements of spicy vanillin cedar, earth and fresh herbs underscoring the fruit. Finishes with a youthful lick of freshness, refined tannins and a delicious aftertaste."
94 points - Huon Hooke