With braised rump roast, roast vegtables, and pan biscuits. Nice ruby, almost sparkling, good color to the rim, no longer quite opaque. Welcoming nose,sweet berries. Medium body, cassis, black raspberry, mellow tannins, a touch of earth. Drinking well - nicely integrated.
This is a nice merlot that has lots of upside. Currently there is some oak dominating the nose a bit much, but underneath there are some classic merlot notes of crushed plum, floral perfume, and other red fruits. The palate is silky and elegant with integrated tannins and a great overall energy and balance. I think once this integrates the oak a little more it will be outstanding. I'd wait another 3-4 years to try.
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