Here is an organic Merlot with well-integrated spice, fresh fruit nuances and natural rubber (a tiny touch of Band-Aid is present as well). Soft tannins and a velvety mouthfeel give the wine a sophisticated edge, and its dusty tannins give it the structure to stand up to grilled meat.
From organic grapes, this builds on the senses thanks to its multiple layers of fruit and oak-driven nuances of vanilla and toast. It offers great dimension and personality and would make a perfect companion to meat or hearty home-cooked pasta. It has a nice, smooth consistency and some bitterness on the close.
Many Vin Santos taste heavily of resin and pine, but this lively rendition puts more emphasis on dried apricot, honey, orange peel and even a touch of exotic fruit. In fact, it tastes younger than it actually is. Thick and intense in the mouth, it closes with a balanced touch of acidity.
This is a disjointed wine with a few elements out of place, especially on the nose: Aromas include cherry, cooked vegetable, mushroom and a drop of iodine. It’s a lean wine with medium consistency and persistency.