Picked on flavour off the vine. Vibrancy and tannin the aim. Merlot in the Hills isn’t a sin. This one proves a saint.
Such a serious, deeply flavoured, tannin shaped and brilliant wine. Speaks fluently of sunshine in a cool to warm place, held back and shaped magnificently by ropes of chewy, puckering tannin while a sluice of amaro-laced acidity sloshes in and freshens everything. Feels like just ripe plum, a bite with tension and strength then that sensation of yield. Dark berries, fennel and bay leaf, faintest char and graphite minerality. Unreal. - The Wine Front