A blend of 96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc.
Our 2005 Twomey Merlot is a voluptuous, robust and balanced expression of this noble variety. It has a deep garnet color and an intensely concentrated nose of black cherry, blackberry essence, wild game and freshly ground black pepper. On the palate, it is full-bodied and velvety, wtih fine-grained tannins and an extremely long finish.
This Merlot will continue to give drinking pleasure through 2018.
"Bright, deep red-ruby. Red berries, tobacco, pine resin and a whiff of herbs on the nose. Suave, young and dry, with a slightly tart quality to the flavors of plum, redcurrant and tobacco. There's a light greenness here but also a subtle smoky sweetness. Finishes fresh and firm, with a fine dusting of tannins. This has been a consistently intriguing and understated merlot in recent vintages."
International Wine Cellar
Very disappointing Merlot. Very nondescript. Some classic red fruit, plum on the nose, but lightweight! Light bodied (which was surprising), no structure & not terribly complex; Also, not well balanced..I've had Pinots with more body than this Merlot. Pleasant, but a bit grapey on the palate. Flimsy tannins. Finish left alot to be desired. Overall, extremely disappointed...will not buy again. This is relatively expensive and definitely NOT a good value for the money!
of all the vintages of this grower i belief this is their best. Solid elegant wine that would make a great collection.