Merlot specialist here. Sort of. The inimitable Chateau Comme Ci Comme Ca does a lot of things with intrigue and deliciousness. This is fruit (organic) from Magpie Springs farm on the southern end of the Adelaide Hills. Whispers of McLaren Vale there. Free run merlot juice left for two or so days on skins. Fun! MerLove. And look at that alcohol. Built for speed.
Juicy and bright with huge crunch and pucker. Light in flavour and weight, barely there raspberry and cherry juice, licks of green herb, faint nutty note, thirst-slaking and ultra vibrant style. Simple, yep, but unreal drinking. Effortless and gluggable with freshness, tension and vitality on its side. Just so darn yum. - The Wine Front