This Merlot has a deep, intense red color. On the nose it presents red berries aromas, especially of cherry and strawberries, accompanied by interesting floral notes which are perfectly blended with the coffee and tobacco flavors associated from its twelve months of oak ageing.
On the palate it's a full-bodied wine of soft texture, deliciously plummy fruit flavors and mellow tannins. A wine of great finesse with a long, smooth and pleasant finish
"The 2009 Alpha Merlot contains 15% Carmenere in its blend and spent 12 months in French oak. It proffers an already complex aromatic array of cedar, tobacco, vanilla, violets, incense, blueberry, and black currant. Plush on the palate while maintaining a sense of elegance, this nicely proportioned, pleasure bent Merlot will drink well for another 6-8 years."
The Wine Advocate