From the Cellar02 Apr 2021
- Category: Uncorked Tonight
(October 6, 2020) ... This Merlot was under screw cap so I had some hopes that it would still be quite drinkable. Cracked the cap and there is a nice spiced-cassis, burnt coffee, spiced-plum and smoky note that evolved into Christmas spices, foresty, earthy and graphite ... After an hour it was still nice, drinkable even, but the fruit seemed to dissipate and even more earthy and foresty character comes to the forefront - by the time I had had enough the finish was long with mocha, licorice and earthy notes as the majority of its aromas and flavours ... the fruit had long given up the ghost.