Deep purple red in the glass. Upfront aromas of plums with a touch of licorice and anise. Full bodied with plenty of depth this Merlot delivers copious dark fruit notes, blackcurrants, briar and plum with a juicy mouthfeel. Fresh acidity keeps the palate balanced and fresh. As the wine opens, more complex notes of bay leaf, clove and cedar start to develop. All this is surrounded by fine grain tannins that drive the finish.