The red fruit characters of Merlot show through clearly on the nose. Ripe strawberry and raspberry aromas are well defined and are joined by hints of black cherry and freshly cut herbs. Twelve months maturation in French oak barriques has added further complexity, with milk chocolate, vanilla, and toast complimenting the intense fruit flavours. The palate reflects the best aspects of the 2017 growing season, through its rich concentration, fresh acidity, and ripe and silky tannins. A wine that is drinking very well now and will also develop more complexity over the next 6-8 years.