Whiffs of leather and black pepper add complexity to concentrated black-fruit flavors in this bold yet surprisingly finessed Merlot. Tannins are a shade grippy and unripe, but add structure and power.
Anna Lee C. Iijima joined Wine Enthusiast in 2010. A former attorney turned beverage devotee, she holds a Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a student in the Masters of Wine Program. She is also an Advanced Sake Professional of the Sake Education Council with an enduring love for saké and shochu.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org