Color: Deep Red
Nose: Classical merlot nose of spice and berry.
Taste: Immediate earthiness from chalky soil. Intense tart cherry followed by subtle spices and soft tannins. I wouldn’t be surprised if this went well with braised lambs, hard cheeses or certain Italian sausages. Overall, it’d a good starter merlot because the tannins don’t punch your palate to hell!
Medium finish. Paired with a Liga Undercrown Toro by Drew Estate for a soft, cigar/wine combination. In fact, the the sweetness of the Undercrown paired beautifully with the softness, cutting through some of the tannin structure of the merlot. This was a wine made for drinking with deep, well made maduros.
Oxidation opens the wine slightly.