A steely, lean and focused wine. Quite lovely and made in a fine, Burgundian style. The fruit is subtle but expands on the palate to reveal wonderful pear, apple, citrus, herb and mineral qualities. Long and fresh on the finish.
Aromas of metallic fruit conjure memories of canned peaches, and while two of our panelists were forgiving and found likable qualities like mineral, stone fruits and a soft texture, our third taster shot this one down, labeling it “mealy and spread thin.”
Soft and elegant Merlot aromas of cigarbox, pepper and game waft from the glass, followed by sturdy flavors of cherry and spice. The elements need a little more integration, and the finish cuts off too soon, but overall the wine is good and can be drunk now.