Burrowing Owl Merlot 750ml
A fresh, medium bodied Merlot nicely combining bright cherry and black plum fruit with complex floral violet and orange zest notes, subtly integrated vanillin oak and some richer Christmas cake and chocolate notes. The palate shows ripe elegant tannins, juicy fresh plum, strawberry and blackberry with complex nutmeg, cedar, clove, paprika, dried black olive and black licorice notes combining on a long finish. Pair this with either garlic and rosemary studded grilled leg of lamb or portobello mushroom rubbed with tapenade or rabbit braised in clove infused red wine.
--Rhys Pender, MW