McLaren Vale is renowned for rich, full-bodied Merlot and this brings it. From low-yielding crops this is jubey, juicy and jubbly.
It look rich and deep as it pours with the aromas of blue berries and dark cherry overflowing from the glass. This depth translates to the palate too, it’s soft and round with a nice tingle of acid and rasp of tannin that’ll see it sit comfortably on the dinner table, albeit emptied quickly.
I made some meatballs in a rich sauce with risoni, the meatballs had a chunk of mozzarella rolled inside and screamed winter comfort food.
This + that = happy days.
Region: McLaren Vale