Plush and sensuous, it’s made with 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and a smattering of Malbec. The grapes came from three separate vineyards.
On the eyes it’s a deep ruby with tinges of purple and fat legs. The nose is complex with blueberry, Damson plum, boysenberry, pastry and vanillin with baking spice. The longer it sat in the glass, the more I reminisced about fresh boysenberry or blueberry pie. Who needs dessert?
On the palate, it’s dry with ripe and silky tannins and although the alcohol is high, it’s balanced completely with the layered flavours and aromas. It’s got a medium acidity and flavours show more blue and purple berries, black cherry, orange oil, a little herb, cinnamon and pie with a long and sumptuous finish.
WSET Very Good plus and absolutely delicious.