Straw colour with a beguiling nose of honey, lilac, peach and orange peel; light-bodied, off-dry, elegant and beautifully balanced with great length. Just a pleasure to drink.
I tasted this wine from barrel last year with winemaker Frédéric Picard, and at that time I thought that it had the potential to be the best South Bay Merlot to date. Well, I am happy to say that the final product has lived up to my expectations! Medium to full body; there is an underlying linearity and grip to the cherry, plum, cocoa, smoke, tobacco, spice and herb flavours. Excellent length. Hold until 2016 and then drink until 2021.
Hugely aromatic with cherry, plum, vanilla, earth, rose, spice and cocoa. Concentrated on the palate with magnificent length and at least 2+ decades of life ahead.