The nose reveals hints of raspberry, rhubarb and rose petal with subtle nuances of warm oak in the background. Intriguing notes of ripe stone fruits, lavender and pomegranate gives the aroma definite layers and great distinction. The roundness and balance of the mid-palate remind me of the traditional right bank Bordeaux’s that also possess much needed acidity, and in this case framing the wine very well.
Red berry fruit lingers throughout the mouthfeel with subtlety and finesse, woven and integrated well with fair acidity and soft tannin, allowing you to take the opportunity to enjoy this wine by itself or with a great meal. Grilled chicken, charcuterie or a pork casserole with prune sauce will treat this Merlot very well.