Deep garnet with a ruby edge. The nose is a compelling mixture of sour cherry, blackberry, and red plum with cocoa, clove, and earthy hints of cedar, bay laurel, and smoky bacon framing the bright fruit. On the palate, bright red fruit, red plum, black cherry, blackberry, and wild berry meld with light toast, vanilla, and a hint of fresh, sweet herbs, while spice lends depth and weight. The wine finishes with toasty oak and spice.
Try pairing this Merlot with garlic prawn and mushroom pizza, smoked quail, or roasted salmon with wild risotto.