Very good aromatic expression, revealing Merlot characteristics, that shows the wine is opening up. Good structure on the palate, fruity and expressive, developing quickly with obvious and fairly supple tannins, making it a wine ready to drink now.
The Vintage: Plentiful rain during the winter replenished the groundwater levels and the end of the cold damp winter was marked by very early budburst. The temperatures in March and April were quite high, which was good for growth. From then until August the weather was grey and mild, without extremes. Luckily the weather in September was good and settled which allowed the grapes to ripen well in calm conditions. Complete ripening for the sugar, tannins and skins was only achieved 125 days after flowering – a vegetative cycle longer than usual in a year with 13 lunar cycles.